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17:23
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COVID Vaccine: Researchers to Use Foreign Labs Amidst Mice Hoarding 5

Dr. Brenda Apio Oketch, a member of the team of researchers studying the attenuated vaccine at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) says that they have been collecting SARS COV 2 viruses locally from people who get infected which are grown in the laboratory and deactivated with chemicals.
16:15
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UVRI to Study Moderna, Sanofi Efficacy in Protecting People at Risk of Critical COVID-19 Ministry of Health 2

She said participants will be divided into three groups. The first one will get one jab, the other two jabs, and the last one three jabs to see if they get protected against developing the symptomatic disease, critical illness requiring hospitalization, and if they are protected against emerging variants such as the latest omicron variant.
13:25
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Two Candidates in Uganda's COVID-19 Vaccine Race Reach Animal Trial Stage WHO 4 1

The vaccines manufactured under the Presidential Scientific Initiative on Epidemics (PRESIDE) are using different technologies; One is using the ChAdOx1 also known as the Adenovirus-vectored technology, used in the development of the AstraZeneca vaccine while the others are using the Messenger RNA technology (mRNA) that was used for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
19:05
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Researchers Studying New PrEP Drug in HIV Vaccine Trial HIV vaccine trials 4

Dr Eugene Ruzagira, a member of the team of researchers told a news conference organized by the Health Journalists Network that they are giving all the participants in their PrEPVACC trial a daily Descovy tablet to assess whether it’s effective in preventing participants from getting infected.
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MOH Declares Polio Public Health Emergency polio outbreak 1 Top story

The new cases come just a year after the World Health Organization-WHO declared Uganda and the entire Africa Wild polio-free in August last year.
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COVID-19 Profiteers Flood Uganda With Fake Tests And Kits Ministry of Health 1 3 Top story

Be aware of Fraudulent Coronavirus tests being administered by people seeking to profiteer from COVID-19 or Corona tests
13:15
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Kasana-Luweero Diocesan Staff Decry Delayed Released of COVID-19 Test Results 5 1

Speaking to URN on Friday, Fr. Peter Mukasa Masembe revealed that the samples were taken to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. According to Fr. Masembe, several staff lost patience three days after the samples were collected because they expected their results after two days.
13:12
13:12

Scientists Uncertain about Uganda’s Own COVID-19 Vaccine President of Uganda 1 5

Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Executive Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) told URN that they are still engaging in very early clinical trials in the laboratory and it’s too early to predict what will come out of the studies.
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Public Warned to Brace for Worse Amidst New COVID-19 Restrictions Makerere University 1 5

Ssennyonjo said locking is not a one-size-fits-all solution for the pandemic. He says for instance, that even as there have been huge numbers of positives being announced lately, over 90 per cent of these have been coming from the Kampala metropolitan area yet no specific measures or concerted efforts have been focused on these high infection areas to study the trend the virus is taking.
18:14
18:14

UVRI Boss Moots for Private Sector Inclusion as Africa Pursues Own COVID-19 Vaccine Africa CDC 2 1

Kaleebu who was commenting on the deliberations at the meeting told URN that already UVRI is in early stages of working on a Messenger RNA vaccine but their biggest challenge like elsewhere is having to rely on foreign funding.
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UVRI Checks Efficacy of Point of Care Test in Detecting Viral Load in HIV Positive Children Ministry of Health 2 1

Viral load testing according to experts is crucial in the treatment of HIV as it helps in making treatment decisions which in the end help the patient to suppress the virus and improve their quality of life.
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13:57

COVID-19 Testing Intruded by Fraudsters - UVRI MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 5

He says many camouflage as private hospital workers when they take samples to the Entebbe based lab. Cautioning the public to be ware, Kaleebu says they have established that apart from going to people’s homes to pick samples, the fraudsters are also plying hospital wards.
14:51
14:51

Experts Warn of Rise in New Mutant Viruses As Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Starts 2 1

The existence of this strain in the country was confirmed last month by Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Executive Director of Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).
10:51
10:51

COVID-19: Why Uganda Needs to Rethink Social Distancing Guidelines SOPs 4 1 Top story

What some have described as “rapid increase” in Covid-19 infection rates has prompted appeals to people to adhere to public health guidelines.
18:10
18:10

COVID-19: MOH Sets January 2021 For National Roll Out of RDTs

The RDT kits are expected to be a cheaper testing option compared to the PCR tests. Each kit cost Shillings 18,000 (USD 4.9) at the production site. The kits are able to give results within 10-15 minutes from testing. Dr. Nabadda says the quick turnaround time for testing will reduce delays in the release of results currently experienced.
07:49
07:49

African Countries not Prepared for COVID-19 Vaccine - WHO

Forty countries have updated the tool and provided data to WHO. An analysis finds that based on the self-reports by the countries, the African region has an average score of 33% readiness for a COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, which is well below the desired benchmark of 80%.
15:38
15:38

Health Workers Flouting Social Distancing Guidelines-Covid-19 Study 3

Dr. Jonathan Kitonsa, the study coordinator says while the respondents acknowledged attending functions, a bigger number of them said they avoid patients who report to their respective hospitals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
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Uganda Virus Research Institute Finds RDTs Unfit for COVID-19 Testing Makerere University 4

Even for those that showed specificity and sensitivity of above 90%, Kaleebu says they gave confusing results when they tested their performance in detecting different antibodies which he worries would pose challenges for health workers to interpret.
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New Study to Establish Workers’ Perceptions about COVID -19 Vaccine 2

Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Executive Director Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), the agency conducting the research told URN on Friday that the study is happening at two sites in Masaka and Entebbe.
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Health Ministry Gets Greenlight for South-Korean COVID-19 Antigen Test COVID 19 1 1

The test is a rapid point-of-care swab test that directly detects the presence or absence of coronavirus antigen in the patient’s body, generating diagnosis results within less than 30 minutes. These tests are designed to detect a specific protein in the virus that elicits the body’s immune response.
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