The Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy (RCRA) is a Ugandan not-for profit organization founded in 2010. Working in partnership with global donors, civil society and local communities, the RCRA was incorporated as a not for profit healthcare organization charity in 2014. The RCRA also holds membership with ECOSOC and Girls Not Brides Global Partnership UK.
With the mission statement ‘empowering communities for improved livelihoods, healthcare and education appropriate for the 21st century, through awareness, research, technology, and innovation’ the RCRA continuously strives towards being a center of excellence for research and innovation while serving the communities in the Rwenzori region.
Identify orphaned and other vulnerable children (OVC) in families, deliver sustainable and participatory interventions to these OVC, their families and schools, and mobilize these families to address needs for economic benefits, education and facility health care.
Promote interventions on reproductive maternal, neonatal and child health, Nutrition, Malaria prevention, Family Planning, obstestric fistula, mental health, trauma, HIV/AIDS awareness, care and support to persons infected and affected.
Promote Human Rights and interventions on youth empowerment, child protection and well-being.
Enhance human health and well-being through translational/operational research in infectious diseases, and promote prevention and control of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
Empower communities through demand-driven integrated development programmes in smart climate and integrated natural resource management.
Improve performance and productivity of the health workforce