HIV Vaccine Research Collaborators

U.S. Military HIV Research Program MUWRP is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP). MHRP conducts research to develop an effective preventive HIV vaccine and integrates prevention, treatment, diagnostics and monitoring as part of an international effort to reduce the impact of HIV infection worldwide. MUWRP is one of MHRP’s five international research sites. Others include Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Thailand.

Makerere University Makerere University (MUK), founded in 1922, is Uganda’s premier higher education institute and works with MUWRP through a memorandum of understanding. Makerere University has been actively participating in initiatives directed at the clinical epidemiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS since its identification in East Africa in early 1984 and collaborates with a variety of North American institutions on HIV-related research.

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc of USA is a private not for profit organization dedicated to improving military medicine and public health. The Mission of HJF is to advance medical research and education in the military medical community by providing scientific and management services to improve health worldwide.

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) conducts research on a range of U.S. militarily-relevant issues including; naturally occurring infectious diseases, casualty care, operational health hazards and medical defense against biological and chemical weapons.

Department of Defense- Global Emerging Infectious Surveillance and Respose System (DoD-GEIS)

GEIS is Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System Sponsored by Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD-GEIS was designed and established in 1996 as a result of a presidential directive to strengthen the prevention of, surveillance of and response to emerging infectious diseases. The MUWRP AIPI program collaborates with Makerere University Veterinary Medicine, Ministry of Health (MoH), Nature Uganda, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), USAID and the Makerere University School of Public Health.