Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)



  • Organization TypeFoundation
  • HeadquartersUganda
  • Founded1987
The Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) was established in 1987 as a collaboration between researchers at Makerere, Columbia and John Hopkins Universities, the Division of Intramural Research at the National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious diseases and the International Centre for Excellence Research (ICER).  This was as a result of the first identification of clinical AIDS in Rakai district Uganda in 1982 by Drs. Sewankambo and Serwadda. The initiation of the Program, then known as Rakai Project led to a series of clinical studies characterizing the disease and its epidemiology; and also brought the partnership with other colleagues including Professor Maria Wawer and Prof Ronald Gray.  

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Staff at Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) have experience in


  • reproductive health
  • research & development
  • systems
  • tertiary education
  • vocational training / workforce development


  • united states
  • botswana


  • managerial experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Uganda (headquarters)
  • Entebbe
  • Uganda Virus Research Institute of the Ministry of Health
  • Uganda (headquarters)
  • Masaka - Kakuto Rd, Kalisizo