Who We Are


To conduct innovative and relevant health research in infectious diseases, communicable and non-communicable diseases and reproductive health and to provide health related services in order to improve public health and inform policy.


To excel in health research, disease prevention and care.

Core Values

  • Creativity
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Team work
  • Efficiency

Districts of Operation

  • Rakai
  • Kyotera
  • Masaka
  • Kalungu
  • Bukomansimbi
  • Kalangala
  • Lyantonde
  • Lwengo
  • Sembabule
  • Butambala
  • Gomba
  • Mpigi

Explore RCCS Data

RHSP Presentation

RHSP Dashboard Demo

The Rakai Community Cohort Study (RCCS) dashboard enables researchers to explore long-term HIV incidence and prevalence trends in agrarian, trading, and fishing communities located in Rakai region of south-central, Uganda from 1994 to 2016. In addition, researchers can explore the impact of the combination HIV prevention strategy including HIV counseling and testing, voluntary medical male circumcision, antiretroviral therapy for participants living with HIV, and behavioral change on trends in HIV infection. The RCCS dashboard contains data from participants in 30 RCCS agrarian that were continuously surveyed from 1999 to 2016 using data collected over 12 survey rounds, each conducted at approximately 18-month intervals. It also contains data from four HIV hyperendemic fishing communities which were included in the cohort as of 2011 and subsequently surveilled four times between 2011 and 2016. In the latter communities, the interval between the first two surveys was only 6 months in order to rapidly estimate HIV incidence. Participant eligibility criteria for inclusion in the dashboard are: 1) residing as a permanent resident in their respective community; fishing communities include transient residents, 2) being between the ages of 15 and 49 years, 3) undergoing HIV testing. Data from sexual partners (official marriage or consensual relationship) at each study visit were linked using unique study identifiers.


Head Office, Kalisizo

  Email us at: info@rhsp.org

  +256 200 900 384

  P.O Box 279, Kalisizo

   Old-Bukoba Road

Entebbe Office

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  +256 382 400 064

   P.O Box. 49 Entebbe

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