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UGANDA, US SIGN AGREEMENT ON CO-OPERATION IN BIO-MEDICAL RESEARCH

KAMPALA, Uganda's Ministry of Health and the United States government have entered into a partnership aimed at enabling further biomedical research co-operation in preventing, diagnosing and treating the heavy burden of infectious diseases in Uganda.

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

The agreement was signed here Tuesday by Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and Deborah Malac, the US Ambassador to Uganda.

Currently, Uganda and the US are working closely together in the Rakai Health Sciences Programme under the Ugandan Virus Research Institute (UVRI) of the Ministry of Health in partnership with the the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the US National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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