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Uganda, US sign agreement on biomedical research

By Cecilia Okoth

Added 9th May 2017 09:22 PM

Uganda and the US are working closely in the Rakai Health Sciences Program under the Ugandan Virus Research Institute

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Ambassador Deborah Malac shakes hands with Dr. Diana Atwine after the signing while Minister Jane Ruth Aceng looks on at the Ministry of Health headquarters in Wandegeya. Photo by Kennedy Oryema

 

Uganda through the Ministry of Health and the US government have entered a partnership aimed at enabling further biomedical research cooperation in preventing, diagnosing and treating the heavy burden of infectious diseases in Uganda.

The fields for research and training include HIV/AIDS, malaria among other emerging diseases.

Dr. Diana Atwine the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary signed on behalf of Uganda whereas Deborah Malac, the US Ambassador to Uganda signed on behalf of the US.

Currently, Uganda and the US are working closely in the Rakai Health Sciences Program under the Ugandan Virus Research Institute (UVRI), MoH and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the US NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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