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IDRC has over the years closely worked with the listed partners in trying to achieve its mission and objectives. The partners include but not limited to:

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The Uganda Ministry of Health  is mandated to ensure the attainment of a good standard of health by all people in Uganda.

Tororo District Hospital is located in the Eastern Division of Tororo Municipality. Together with St. Anthony’s Hospital, the hospital provides referral services to Tororo district, parts of the districts of Manafwa, Busia and part of western Kenya. The estimated catchment population is about 500,000 persons

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Makerere University was established in 1922 as a humble technical school and is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. In January of that year, the school, which was later renamed Uganda Technical College, opened its doors to 14 day students who began studying Carpentry, Building and Mechanics. The College soon began offering various other courses in Medical Care, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences and Teacher Training. It expanded over the years to become a Center for Higher Education in East Africa in 1935. The University transitioned from the Faculty-based to the collegiate system on 1st July 2011 and as of Friday 30th December 2011, Makerere University officially transformed into a Collegiate University with 9 Constituent Colleges and one School, operating as semi-autonomous units of the University.

The University of California, San Francisco, UCSF ,Department of Medicine is the largest single department of the UCSF School of Medicine, with approximately 29 percent of the school's full-time faculty. For the past 30 years, it has consistently ranked among the top four departments of medicine in the country. UCSF is a recognized leader for developing superior clinicians and scientists and has developed a national reputation for excellence in residency training in primary care, general internal medicine and numerous medical subspecialties. A dedicated faculty, an outstanding blend of academic and clinical training, exposure to nationally-recognized generalists and sub specialists and a supportive environment provide residents with the opportunity to truly excel in their fields.
Links to Divisions within the Department of Medicine:
Infectious Diseases
Experimental Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a leading institution worldwide for research and postgraduate education in global health. Part of the University of London, the London School is the largest institution of its kind in Europe with a remarkable depth and breadth of expertise encompassing many disciplines. It is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK. The environment at LSHTM is rich and multicultural: it draws students from around 120 countries every year for post-graduate studies, and is involved in research collaborations with over 100 countries throughout the world. LSHTM has three main departments, Epidemiology and Population Health, Infectious and Tropical Diseases, and Public Health and Policy; eleven school-based academic centres, including the Malaria Centre; and two international collaborating centres. LSHTM offers Masters and Research Degree courses in a variety of disciplines and provides opportunities for intensive study through its short study programme, MSc modules and postdoctoral studies.

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TheCentre of Disease Control- Uganda has been working in Uganda since 1991. The Global AIDS Program office (now Division of Global HIV/AIDS) was launched in January 2000 and works closely with the Ministry of Health, local government, and academia and supports faith-based organizations, civil society, and the private sector to complement activities of the severely burdened public health system. CDC plays a critical role in ensuring delivery of essential health services and commodities.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center identifying the best strategies to build a healthier world. By measuring health, tracking program performance, finding ways to maximize health system impact, and developing innovative measurement systems, IHME provides a foundation for informed decision-making that ultimately will lead to better health for people worldwide.

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a program of Makerere University School of Medicine, and works with a number of partners to implement quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment in Mulago and Mbarara University Teaching hospitals. The Program was established in November 2004 with funding from CDC-PEPFAR to provide quality HIV testing and care at Mulago and Mbarara Teaching Hospitals, and their catchments and, to strengthen the two institutions’ capacity for the provision of these services. MJAP implements comprehensive HIV/AIDS programs in the two major teaching hospitals and their catchment areas and in seven Regional Referral Hospitals (RRHs). The Program collaborates with the Ministry of Health (MoH), the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (NTLP), and indirectly through the host institutions leverages resources from the Global Fund (GFTAM). Currently, MJAP is working with a variety of other collaborators and partners hosted by MoH such as Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) Baylor College of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Protecting Families Against HIV/AIDS (PREFA), and health units such as Regional referral Hospitals (RRHs), Mulago TB Unit, Mbarara Municipal Council, Kampala City Council (KCC) health centers and many others

TASO Uganda stands for The AIDS Support Organization. It is an indigenous HIV/AIDS service organization in Uganda founded in 1987 by Noerine Kaleeba and 15 other colleagues some of whom have now passed away due to AIDS.  The founding of TASO was based on people that were unified by common experiences faced when encountering HIV/AIDS at a time of high stigma, ignorance and discrimination. From a small support group, TASO has since evolved into a Non Governmental Organization with eleven (11) service centers and four (4) regional offices covering most parts of Uganda.

Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC)  Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC) is a Center of Excellence that was started by H.E. President Yoweri Museveni in 1990 to address the very serious problem of HIV/AIDS, which was at its peak by that time. The institution is a limited liability, not for profit, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), which was initiated by a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Health - primarily responsible for policy, Ministry of Defense - which provided the infrastructure, and Makerere University Medical School (currently College of Health Sciences) - which provides some of the researchers with whom JCRC works.


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World Health Organisation (WHO) Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. Together we strive to combat diseases – infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and noncommunicable ones like cancer and heart disease. We help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age. We ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.

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Malaria Consortium  Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable populations.

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Stanford University  is one of the world's leading research universities. It is known for its entrepreneurial character, drawn from the legacy of its founders, Jane and Leland Stanford, and its relationship to Silicon Valley. Areas of excellence range from the humanities to social sciences to engineering and the sciences. Stanford is located in California's Bay Area, one of the most intellectually dynamic and culturally diverse areas of the nation.