JCRC Silver Jubile Celebrations

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Joint Clinical Research Centre celebrated 25 years of HIV/AIDS research and Training in 2016. The centre which started in 1991 to provide interventions and long lasting solutions to the pandemic was commissioned by His Excellence the President of the republic of Uganda-Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Formed out of collaboration between Ministry of Health, Ministry of defense and Makerere University Medical School to carry out research and fight HIV/AIDS. Strategies were put in place for replication; to roll out ART (HAART) across the country and this led to the establishment of Regional Centers of Excellence in Mbale, Kakira, Fort Portal, Mbarara, strategically at Regional Referral Hospitals and Gulu where an Independent centre was constructed.

JCRC became a pioneer in ARV distribution- a life saving remedy that people looked up to. Over the years, policy influencing Research studies have been conducted and many more still ongoing, they have influenced ARV prescription, treatment and consequently, improved the quality of life, in addition to improving Training opportunities, being a national Referral for third line drugs.

In celebrating this tremendous period of time, JCRC is determined to continuing with this game changing practice and offering health services to people. To celebrate this, JCRC carried out free counseling and Testing of HIV for the community at Railway grounds in Kampala Town under the THEME; Excellence in HIV/AIDS Research and Training. The centre has been under the good leadership of Prof. Peter Mugyenyi since 1991.