Over the years, Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) has taken a lead in research on HIV/AIDS in Uganda and Africa as a whole. JCRC has carried out some ground-breaking HIV/AIDS trials, including the very first African Antiretroviral drug trial – performed in 1992 demonstrating the lowest effective dose of zidovudine (AZT) in Ugandan subjects. The centre has been involved in several concluded and ongoing landmark research trials that have shaped policies and guidelines in Africa and beyond.
As a result, several peer-reviewed publications have emerged, and several grants have been awarded over the years, and expertise has been accumulated in carrying out locally and internationally respected research including: clinical trials, basic science research, operational and implementation research and social science research in both adults and children.
We have also outlined more of JCRC’s Research & Study.