What we do

IDRC conducts high quality research in infectious and other diseases of public health importance through collaboration and partnerships.

Malaria Research

Tuberculosis Research

HIV Research

Core Values

  • Respect and dignity for study participants and their families.
  • Bilateral partnership based on equality, mutual respect and cultural sensitivity.
  • Nurturing atmosphere that promotes professional development.
  • Transparency, courtesy and openness in performance of one’s duties.
  • Fiscal responsibility.

About Us

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 300 publications and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over 41 Grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of Health.



  • To build capacity through training, technology advancement and improvement of local health service infrastructure
  • To conduct research in infectious diseases such as Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
  • To disseminate results of research and promote an evidence-based approach to policy making by linking researchers and policy makers.
  • To support the efforts of the Uganda Ministry of Health, Mulago Hospital and other related health institutions in Uganda in providing prevention, care and treatment in the area of infectious diseases.
  • To seek out and receive donations, grants and other funding from international donors and other sources interested in the objectives of the Organization.