The Infectious Disease Institute

IDI is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization, established within Makerere University, whose Mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases; through research and capacity development. The Institute began activities in 2002 and currently provides care and treatment services to over 100,000 people living with HIV in urban and rural settings in Uganda (directly, and in partnership with government and non-government health facilities) which amounts to about 13% of the national effort. IDI also provides extensive prevention services (including medical male circumcision) and is a national referral centre for complicated cases of HIV and is also committed to major long-term outreach programmes to build capacity across Uganda.

IDI Vision

A healthy Africa, free from the burden of infectious diseases

We envision a world in which infectious diseases are either prevented or rapidly diagnosed and treated using products that are available to all people

IDI Mission

To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through
We apply innovative science to develop products to eliminate infectious diseases of global importance.


  • HIV prevention
  • Clinical services
  • Innovations
  • Greater involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Information for patients
  • Treatment guidelines


Infectious Diseases Institute

P.O. Box 22418 Kampala, Uganda

Telephone: +256-41-4307000 | +256-31-2307000

Fax: +256-41-4307290 | +256-31-2307290


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