History of RCRA

Rwenzori Centre for Research and Advocacy (RCRA) is a conservation and Indigenous not-for-profit organization founded in 2010 by medical doctors, environmentalists and social workers and was incorporated in 2014 as a not-for-profit organisation charity No. 186835. As a Center of excellence for innovations and research, RCRA serves the communities of the Albertine rift in Africa to reach their full potential for sustainable development, high quality human healthcare, and human dignity. The mission of RCRA is to empower communities for improved livelihoods, healthcare and education appropriate for the 21st century. RCRA also promotes 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. RCRA supports and promotes the use of research evidence for policy formulation in the aim of strengthening the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, mental health and non-communicable diseases

RCRA is an organizational member of:

  • Global Health Delivery online (GHDonline)
  • Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition and a partner in efforts to ensure that people can obtain, choose and use high-quality reproductive health supplies
  • Global Digital Health Network
  • Health Information for All (HIFA)
  • Information Society in Africa (IST- Africa) Initiative
  • Springboard for Health Communication professionals partnership of maternal, newborn and child health, hosted by World Health Organization