Who We Are

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.The RCRA casts a wide net throughout the region, designing and implementing programmes in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, livelihood and community health, child education, social economic strengthening, OVC treatment of infections and linkage and referral coordination.

Enabling and informed and healthier society

The Strengths of RCRA

An integrated approach

Implements health programmes in Reproductive and Maternal Health, Water and Sanitation, Nutrition, NCDs, HIV/AIDS and TB at local level in collaboration with health authorities by facilitating at risk groups to access services and adopt healthier lifestyles.

A strong value base

The organization is founded on core values including respect for the people they work with, integrity of trust and accountability, and non-discrimination

Strong community links

Develops bottom-up responses by a committed and trained cadre of community-based workers, strong case management and facilitation of self-help strategies.

Evidence based/research capacity

Results focused in providing research evidence to improve effectiveness in health care delivery systems and community education and empowerment.

Professional team

Has a balanced team with professional, management and applied social support skills which ensures quality and reliable services. Good linkages between field and office-based staff. Is committed to upskilling and ongoing learning.

Innovation and potential to scale up

Seeks new ways to deliver services through use of technology and through empowering individuals and groups to be change agents.

Sustainability

Adopts most cost-effective methods and seeks to draw in resources through strong national and international links (academic, industry, government, NGOs etc) including its special Consultative Status with the UN.

Delivery

RCRA has successfully delivered programmes and processes to vulnerable children and families through effective grant management systems funded by the following main donors: US Centers for Disease Control; Baylor College of Medicine and Children’s Foundation; Pathfinder International; Margareti A. Cargill Foundation-US; University of Chester-UK; PAI, VMM International-Ireland and individual donors.

Innovation and potential to scale up

Seeks new ways to deliver services through use of technology and through empowering individuals and groups to be change agents.

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Who We are

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.