Research and Advocacy

Research and Advocacy Wing (RAW)

We promote health research and the use of technology such e-health, mobile technologies and other web-based information systems in disease surveillance and management of disease outbreaks across the region; we support and promote the use of research evidence for policy formulation; In Uganda, RCRA is working with district health office in strengthening the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB; We are also promoting a harmonized sexual, adolescent and child health interventions in the region including mental health.

RCRA has a long-term commitment in enhancing current understanding of infectious diseases ( HIV/AIDS & TB), Neglected Tropical Diseases ( Malaria, Human African Trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Sleeping Sickness, trachoma, leprosy, schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis), Respiratory and other non-communicable diseases ( Asthma, Hypertension, breast cancers in young women, cervical cancer, stroke) and metabolic disease ( Diabetes and Obesity) through capacity building for diagnosis and prevention, coordinated community- facility referral mechanism, supply chain and community sensitization.

Our Advocacy work is guided by RCRA advocacy strategy, we engage with stakeholders and policy makers at all levels and influence decisions for human well-being and access to quality  health care.