Mbale Clinical Research Institute

Over the years, MCRI’s portfolio has gradually expanded in Research, Funding and Staff compliment. Clinical research revolves on paediatric diseases including Severe Anaemia, Severe Pneumonia, Malnutrition, SCA, Malaria, alongside many other major studies.

Guided by the strategic focus, MCRI aims at:

  • Supporting recruitment to large multi-center Clinical Trials
  • Providing a platform for clinical research capacity building and Training
  • Equipping of a research Laboratory to facilitate processing of Clinical specimens across a broad spectrum of assays to storage in the Biobank for epidemiological profile including Hematology, Microbiology, Parasite culture, Immunology and Molecular sections
  • Enabling infrastructure to conduct internationally competitive research
  • Attracting, Recruiting and motivating professionally competent core staff

MCRI is grateful to its supportive funders including Wellcome Trust, Imperial College London, MRC, Oxford University, EDCTP, KEMRI and Consortium partners Mbale Regional Referral Hospital and Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences.