Museveni lauds Ebola, Marburg researcher Misaki

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President Yoweri Museveni with Dr. Misaki Wayengera (3rd L) who has developed a rapid diagnostic paper strip used in detecting Ebola and Marburg viruses Looking on are Hon Sarah Opendi Prof. Byarugaba and Dr. Tegegn of the World Health Organisation.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has congratulated Dr. Misaki Wayengera, a Researcher at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, for his efforts in developing a rapid test kit to diagnose the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses.

“I want to congratulate our scientists for engaging in ground breaking research and producing a lot of products. The Government will fund you,” the president said.

He added: “We will support the efforts of the researchers by establishing a manufacturing facility that will enable them to put all the products together”.

Museveni said this research can bring in a host of benefits to society because the products form the core that addresses many human challenges such as hemorrhage fevers and HIV afflictions that immensely affect the world.

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Dr. Misaki Wayengera recently won the World Health Organization (WHO) high innovation challenge in Product Development Category that took place at the WHO Africa Regional Headquarters in Congo (Brazzaville).

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