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  • The Second Annual General Scientific Meeting on EAPOC VL

    The second annual general scientific meeting for the East African Point of Care HIV Viral Load (EAPOC-VL) was held for two days on the 10th and 11th May in Kigali-Rwanda with the aim of evaluat

  • New Research on Increased uptake of tuberculosis preventive therapy (TPT) among people living with HIV in Uganda

    Tuberculosis preventive therapy (TPT) effectively decreases rates of developing active tuberculosis disease in people living with HIV (PLHIV) who are at increased risk. The Uganda Ministry of Health launched a 100-day campaign to scale-up TPT in PLHIV in July 2019. We sought to examine the effect of the campaign on trends of TPT uptake and characteristics associated with TPT uptake and completion among persons in HIV care.

  • New Viruses Found in Tcks and Mosquitoes

    The Ministry of Health has revealed that there are new viral infections identified from mosquitoes and ticks. Although the viruses have not been officially named, the Deputy Director of Uganda Virus Research Institute, Dr. Julius Lutwama, says they will soon reveal more information on the matter in the coming weeks. The revelation came during the Integration of Genomics in the Public Health Ecosystem workshop in Kampala.

  • UVRI Hands Over The REC Office Jinja Regional Referral Hospital

    The Eastern Africa Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR3) with Funding Support from the from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) on the 23rd March 2023 handed over the Research and Ethics Office at the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital (JRRH) in Eastern Uganda.

  • Survey Call: Help Develop Equitable Research Funding Priorities on Infectious Diseases Sources and Drivers Across the World

    Wellcome is seeking to find equitable research funding opportunities for infectious diseases sources and drivers. The first part of this exercise includes a survey and it will be followed up by a face-to-face workshop.