Makerere University Walter Reed Project


The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit partnership between Makerere University and MHRP. MUWRP has been conducting HIV research in Uganda since 1998 and expanded its portfolio to include prevention, care and treatment activities in 2005 under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). More recently, MUWRP expanded its portfolio to research into other communicable diseases of public health importance in Uganda.¨By building infrastructure and increasing the capacity of local public and private partners, MUWRP ensures quality services for communities participating in vaccine research and HIV cohort studies.


To  monitor and investigate communicable disease threats of public health importance to Uganda; and develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate these disease threats.


Strategic Objectives

  • To monitor trends in the HIV epidemic in Uganda
  • To carry out HIV diagnostics, HIV isolation and qualification
  • To conduct HIV vaccine trials
  • Conduct surveillance for influenza and influenza like illnesses in humans, animals and migratory birds.