Our Locations


Kampala is the location of the main IDRC administration, data, and regulatory departments for the collaboration housed in 4 offices located on the campus of Mulago Hospital. In addition, TB and pulmonary disease research is being carried out at New Mulago. The Molecular Laboratory (MOLAB) underwent a major renovation and it now has excellent capacity for molecular research.


Tororo Research Clinic is an independent building on the campus of Tororo District Hospital. The clinic was renovated in 2006 for our clinical studies and expanded in 2009 to include 8-10 patient examination rooms, two of which are dedicated obstetric/gynecology exam rooms, offices for nurses and clinical officers, a meeting room, a data center, clinical and molecular laboratories, and high speed internet access. The on-site pharmacy has been expanded to include a dedicated temperature controlled storage room and an established system for medication tracking and accountability. Several large cohort clinical research trials and laboratory-based research in malaria, HIV, and TB is ongoing in the clinic.

The Tororo Laboratory (TOLAB) has capacity for clinical and molecular studies including culture of malaria parasites, and the harvesting of peripheral blood mononuclear cells to support translational molecular, parasitology, and immunology studies. The clinical and immunology laboratories are operational 7 days a week for malaria blood smears and processing of specimens for future research.

The Tororo Placental Histopathology Laboratory is a stand-alone placental laboratory is located within 100m of the main clinical and research laboratory. The placental laboratory has all the supplies and equipment needed to generate high quality placental histopathology slides.


IDRC Mbarara offices were opened in early 2011 to support the Sustainable East African Research for Community Health (SEARCH) program established to conduct community based research with global partners in health, economics and education. Research in this region is mainly field-based and with partnering government health facilities throughout Mbarara District.


IDRC Mbale offices are being opened in June 2013 to support the SEARCH program in the Eastern Uganda region. Research in this region is mainly community health field-based studies and with partnering government health facilities throughout Mbale, Tororo, Pallisa, Iganga, Bugiri, Bulambuli, Kibuku, Luuka and Namutuma districts.


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Sentinel sites around Uganda:

Uganda Malaria Surveillance Program (UMSP) established by our collaboration and the Uganda Ministry of Health in 2001 with the purpose of creating a multi-site surveillance system for monitoring antimalarial drug efficacy and safety, monitoring malaria related morbidity and mortality, and building capacity for facility based management of malaria, with the goal of providing sustainable progress in malaria control. One of the strengths of UMSP is the presence of an active health facility based sentinel site surveillance system involving several government heath centers across the country. In 2006, UMSP expanded the scope of the sentinel site surveillance system to collect detailed and high quality data on the burden of malaria in the outpatient setting. Our activities in 6 districts where current UMSP surveillance sites are located. These sites consist of 2 districts with relatively low malaria transmission intensity (Kabale and Kanungu), 2 districts with medium transmission intensity (Mubende and Jinja), and 2 districts with high transmission intensity (Apac and Tororo). The sites see an average of 1,000-2,000 patients per month, with 30-48% of patients 10 years of age or younger.

Map showing our sentinel sites
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