The Center for Social Science Research on AIDS (CeSSRA) is a collaboration between researchers at Makerere University (MUK) and the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) in Kampala, Uganda, at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Mbarara, Uganda, and at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. CeSSRA began in September 2007 through funding from the National Institute of Health (R24HD056917). CeSSRA is housed in the Department of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University and the School of social sciences at Makerere University in Kampala.

The Center has two complementary missions:

  1. to develop and expand local capacity to undertake social science research on HIV/AIDS in Uganda, and
  2. to promote, foster, and conduct social science research on HIV prevention and treatment.

We envision that the long term product of the collaboration will be a cadre of social scientists ready and able to undertake rigorous research on HIV/AIDS.

“CeSSRA seeks to strengthen the overall research profile of the Uganda social science research community.  In so doing we hope to continue the wonderful academic collaboration and appreciate the invaluable research environment provided by the FSS, MUK.” (CeSSRA, Uganda)
For further information contact:
CeSSRA Office
Makerere University Main Campus
School of social sciences
Seminar Room 7
P.O. Box 663
Kampala, Uganda

CeSSRA Office
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Anthropology
Mather Memorial, Room 212
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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