Thursday, 18 October 2018

Our Partners

The UVRI is grateful to the support of its local and international partners, both past and present,  who have generously funded its activities in Uganda over the years, enabling UVRI to make great strides in health research and inching closer to its vision. These include:

The US National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence in East Africa

THRiVE brings together 6 universities and 3 research Institutes (7 in East Africa and 2 in UK), with the aim of building capacity in East Africa for health sciences research.its funding empowers African institutions to develop their infrastructure and their administrative and scientific staff capacity to support and lead world-class research programmes.

The International Association of National Public Health Institutes

The International Association of National Public Health Institutes links and strengthens the government agencies responsible for public health. IANPHI improves the world’s health by leveraging the experience and expertise of its member institutes to build robust public health systems.


 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health institute of the United States.

East African Consortium of Clinical Research (EACCR)

EACCR is a partnership of about 30 research and academic institutions in five East African countries (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia) and five European countries (United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Norway). It is sponsored by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), the Netherlands-African partnership for Capacity development & Clinical interventions Against Poverty (NACCAP), Medical Research Council (MRC)-UK and other development partners.


Rakai Health Sciences Program

The RHSP is currently one of the largest and oldest community-based research endeavours on HIV/AIDS, associated infections and reproductive health, in Africa.


Makerere University/UVRI Infection and Immunity 

MUII was set up to help train local people to tackle local diseases. Founded on a collaboration between Makerere University and the Uganda Virus Research Institute, the programme works with regional research centres and leading international Universities to ensure excellence in collaborative training activities including short courses, research attachments and research fellowships.


African Field Epidemiology Network (AFNET)

Established in 2005 to help prevent and control epidemics and other priority public health problems in Africa, AFENET supports African nations in building strong, effective, and sustainable capacity in field epidemiology, public health laboratory management, surveillance, disease outbreak response, investigation and prevention, and improves public health systems through training and networking.


AIDS Information Centre (AIC)

AIDS Information Centre-Uganda (AIC) is a Non-Governmental Organization established in 1990 to provide HIV Counseling and Testing services (HCT).  The Organization was founded as a result of a growing demand from people who wanted to know their HIV status.


Cambridge Biotech

Cambridge is one of the world's most important biotechnology, pharmaceutical, clean tech and high tech centers. Learn more about our leading industries.


The Canada-Africa Prevention Trials (CAPT) Network

The Canada-Africa Prevention Trials (CAPT) Network began in March 2007 as a partnership of leading HIV researchers, clinicians and NGOs in Canada and Africa who were interested in a new model of international HIV prevention research.


Columbia University

Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.


European Development of Clinical Trials Program (EDCTP)

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with focus on phase II and III clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa


Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK(ICRF, UK)

A UK Charity primarily concerned with raising money to fund research.

We pioneer life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. With no government funding, our progress depends on your donations.


The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization.


The Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)  

Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is an HIV/AIDS care and research institution located in Uganda, established in 1990 to respond to and provide a scientific approach to the national HIV/AIDS challenge.

 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine(LSHTM)  

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.


 Makerere Medical School ( Now Makerere College of Health Sciences)

Makerere University College of Health Sciences was established in 1924 known as Makerere University Medical School, till 2007 when it became Makerere University’s premier constituent College. It is the oldest medical training University unit in East Africa; having been in the business of training medical and health professionals for over 80 years.


 Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Forestry, Uganda(MAAIF)

The ministry is mandated to promote and support sustainable and market oriented agricultural production, food security and household incomes



 Infectious Diseases Institute

IDI is a Ugandan not-for-profit organisation, wholly owned by Makerere University, whose Mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases; through research and capacity development.

 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) 

was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine and continue to be a leading international institution in the fight against infectious, debilitating and disabling diseases.  


The Ministry of Health Uganda
is a government body set up with the  mandate of policy formulation and policy dialogue with Health Development Partners, resource mobilization and budgeting, strategic planning, regulation, advising other ministries on health matters, setting standards and quality assurance, capacity development and technical support, provision of nationally coordinated services such as epidemic control, coordination of health research and monitoring and evaluation of the overall sector performance.

The Rockefeller Foundation

Its mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, we pursue this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare 

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) 

is an indigenous HIV and AIDS service initiative, registered in Uganda as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). It is a pioneer non-public actor in the HIV and AIDS response in Uganda and sub Saharan Africa.


The Central Public Health Laboratories

Is a unit under the National Disease Control of the Ministry of Health. It provides laboratory support for disease surveillance through investigation and confirmation of disease outbreaks and feeding into the HMIS database at the Ministry of Health resource Centre.

Uganda AIDS Commission

its efforts are geared toward the realization of “a population free of HIV/AIDS & its effects

Uganda Cancer Institute

Provision of state of the art cancer care and prevention by advancing knowledge, fostering the use of research as a resource in training and professional development.

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)

is a semi-autonomous government agency that conserves and manages Uganda’s wildlife for the people of Uganda and the whole world.

Wellcome Trust

Their vision is to achieve extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. In pursuit of this, they support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. They focus on three key areas of activity, reaching across five major research challenges.

World Health Organization

is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

World Laboratory

The goal of the World Laboratory is to demonstrate that one of the better ways of helping Developing Countries is to promote the participation of their scientific elite in collaboration with their peers in 



H3ABioNet is a Pan African Bioinformatics network comprising 32 Bioinformatics research groups distributed amongst 15 African countries and 2 partner Institutions based in the USA which will support H3Africaresearchers and their projects while developing Bioinformatics capacity within Africa.



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