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Engagement within Uganda is anchored by a strong collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Makerere University. This collaboration involves research projects related to HIV/AIDS, cryptococcal meningitis, immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), and meningitis diagnostics. The major partners in this collaboration are Makerere University, Infectious Diseases Institute, Mulago Hospital, and University of Minnesota. Additional collaboration exists with Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Mbarara, Uganda.

Clinical research

In the Medical School, the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics have numerous active research studies in Uganda and Kenya. These sites have strong mentors, a variety of clinical research activities, and offer strong clinical, lab, and staff. In Uganda, many projects are hospital-based, and focus on clinical problems, typically severe diseases.

The research projects provide student and post-doctoral researchers understanding about disease pathogenesis, with observations of clinical and neuropsychological outcomes and support for clinical trial implementation and management.

One Health Workforce

The University of Minnesota is part of an international partnership of universities to strengthen global workforce development against emerging pandemic threats. Called One Health Workforce (OHW), the activity is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 program, focusing on disease surveillance, training and outbreak response using an approach of “one health” – the intertwined health of animals, humans, and the environment. Makerere University, One Health Central and Eastern Africa, Tufts University and faculty from the University of Minnesota’s programs in medicine, nursing, public health, education and development, environmental health and veterinary medicine collaborate in the work.

Education opportunities

Uganda Research Symposium & Celebration

In 2015, the University of Minnesota celebrated ten years of collaboration, research, and education with the Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) at Makerere University. This event highlighted achievements stemming from the partnerships with IDI and Makerere University, as well as to advance the work for the next 10 years and beyond.

More global health activity in Uganda 

See the Global Health Impact Map for more Uganda Activities.