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“Missing a day of Antiretroviral Therapy and history of fever in the past week predict failure of HIV treatment”

A Review of a Scientific Paper by; Stephen Mugamba, 6th Feb, 2019 A peer reviewed scientific article published yesterday February 5th 2019 in PLOS ONE Journal examined viraemia (the presence of viruses in the blood) and virologic failure (a situation when antiretroviral therapy fails to suppress a person’s viral load).  This…

The 2018 HIVR4P Conference in Madrid, Spain

Authored by: Stephen Mugamba, January, 2019 The HIV Research for Prevention is a global scientific conference that is exclusively focused on the challenging and fast-growing field of biomedical HIV prevention research.  The Conference supports cross-fertilization among research on HIV vaccines, microbicides, PrEP, treatment as prevention, and other biomedical prevention approaches,…

Acceptance and Safety of Invasive Procedures in a Study among HIV Infected and Uninfected adults in East Africa

Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) showcased at the UVRI Open Day – 2018; the Minister of Education pledged to support careers in scientific research

Students arrive at the UVRI Open Day Exhibitions of 2018   By: Stephen Mugamba On Thursday 26 July, Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) participated as one of the ‘key’ exhibitors at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) Open Day that was held at the Institution’s campus in Entebbe. This…

When science met politics: The Vaccine Interest Group (VIG) scientists hold a high level HIV Vaccine Research Awareness Dialogue with Uganda’s Parliament

By Stephen Mugamba The Rt. Honorable Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga (seated) presided over the Dialogue May 18th of every year is commemorated across the globe as the HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. This day is an opportunity to recognize and thank the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists…

The Speaker of Parliament calls for support to health research; Efforts of the Vaccine Interest group in Uganda (VIG)

By Stephen Mugamba The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga at the VIG dialogue. Photo by Solomon Murungi The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has requested the Parliamentary HIV Committee and the Budget committee to consider a vote in the 2019/2020 national financial budget to support…

INVITATION TO PRE – BID MEETING

MUWRP is  Implementing  a comprehensive HIV/ AIDS prevention care and treatment program in collaboration with Local Government structures, Faith Based Organizations, Community Based Organizations, Ministry of Health ,Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development  and other partners in the districts of Buikwe, Buvuma, Kayunga and Mukono. MUWRP seeks to engage…

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FROM PROSPECTIVE CBOs SUB GRANTEES

BACKGROUND FOR MUWRP GRANT: MUWRP is Implementing a comprehensive HIV/ AIDS prevention care and treatment program in collaboration with Local Government structures, Faith Based Organizations, Community Based Organizations, Ministry of Health ,Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development and other partners in the districts of Buikwe, Buvuma, Kayunga and Mukono.…

World AIDS Day Message

  Accelerating Progress towards HIV Vaccine Research Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS Day on 1st December 2017. Under the theme, “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships”. Since the epidemic was first confirmed in Uganda more than 36 years ago, tremendous medical progress…

New Multi-site Phase 2 Ebola Vaccine Study Begins in Africa

The U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) initiated a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a prime-boost Ebola vaccine regimen in both healthy and HIV-infected volunteers. The multisite study began today with its first vaccination in…