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  • Added 22 Jun 2015

University of Rwanda-College of Medicine and Health Sciences


The University of Rwanda (UR), College of Medicine and Health Sciences (formerly the National University of Rwanda [NUR]) is Rwanda’s oldest and largest university, with more than 50 years’ experience in meeting the growing needs of the economy and society by delivering high-caliber education in Rwanda. The University is known for its innovative and leading-edge research, and this reputation has attracted talented and highly respected academic staff locally and from around the world.

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences has effectively implemented a number of major research grants and has a strong track record of successful collaborative research with American and European universities and institutions including NIH, covering a broad range of projects that cover HIV, Community Health, Non Communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Tuberculosis, Health Policy and Management, Outbreak Investigations, Clinical Research, Impact Evaluations, Implementation Science etc.

All our research staff are trained in ICH-Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) compliant training. Trials are conducted in accordance with international standards and regulations. An institutional Review Board reviews and approves all research projects prior to study initiation.

Disease areas

  • Cancer
  • Enteric diseases
  • Helminths
  • HIV
  • Influenza
  • Malaria
  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
  • Neuro Infections
  • Newborn Health
  • Other
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • TB
  • Zika

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To: Brenda Asiimwe-Kateera, Director, Grants and Research Support and Training Center at University of Rwanda-College of Medicine and Health Sciences

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