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Sciences Program



Current Research

NIH International Center for Excellence in Research


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Research and Services 

"Improved Health Through Research" is the motto of Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP). Our affiliation and close working relationship with the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), part of Uganda's Ministry of Health, ensures that research findings from the Program are accessible to national authorities and considered in policy decisions.

Learn more about the Rakai Health Sciences Program and its research activities:
Chronology of studies and grants  
Rakai Health Sciences Program structure         
Current research studies    
NIH Center for Excellence in Research (ICER)  

Rakai Health Sciences Program is also involved in several community service initiatives:
Community service  

Voices from Rakai

David Serwadda

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[In Africa] we are truly at a crossroads. If we can invest in prevention, then we have a chance that we may actually reduce both incidence of the disease and make a dent in the epidemic. I really don't think we have invested in antiretroviral education in Africa the way we should have, and there isn't a good companion program at the moment in monitoring resistance. That is the capacity we're starting in Rakai...>

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David Serwadda
Founding Principal Investigator, Rakai Health Sciences Program

Center for Global Health


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