The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) in Kampala, Uganda is located on the outskirts of Kampala and was founded in 1990.

The Joint Clinical Research Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 as a collaboration between Makerere University’s School of Medicine and Uganda’s Ministries of Health (MOH) and Defense to serve as a national AIDS research center to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. 

The strategic priorities of the institution are: research with major emphasis on HIV/AIDS and TB, management and delivery of comprehensive clinical services at a network of JCRC supported facilities, management and delivery of laboratory services, and training that targets health care providers. Some of the strategic priorities are achieved through implementation of projects like the Targeted HIV/AIDS and Laboratory Services (THALAS) Project.


To conduct quality medical research and training and to provide equitable and sustainable HIV/AIDS care and other health care services in Uganda and other parts of Africa.


To have a vibrant self-sustaining center of excellence in medical research, training, and health care services.


The JCRC accepts both walk in adolescent clients and referrals

Contact Information

JCRC Headquarters

Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Plot 893 101 Lubowa Hill, Kampala

P O Box 10005 Kampala, Uganda

Telephone: +256 414 201147 / 8

Fax:  +256 414 342632



JCRC Private Clinic - Kampala

Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Plot 893 Ring Road, Butikiro House, Mengo

P O Box 10005 Kampala, Uganda

Telephone: +256414270283, +256414270622

 Fax: +256 414 342 632