Researchers for Global Health (R4GH) is a joint initiative by researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Our activities in research, education, and clinical care focus on global health challenges. Through a strong partnership between the University of Zurich and IDI we are able to investigate fundamental clinical research questions that affect patients around the globe.
We currently have two active research projects, which both take place at the IDI in Kampala: the first project investigates the association between anti-Tuberculosis (TB) drug concentrations and treatment outcome in TB/HIV co-infected patients. The second research project concerns virological monitoring and drug resistance in HIV-infected adults presenting to the IDI in Kampala.
So far, we have concentrated our research on HIV and TB. In the future, we plan to add non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as well as “One Health” pathologies and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to our field of research.