The Uganda National Health Research Organisation Uganda (UNHRO) works to create a
culture in which health policy and application is driven by research evidence in order to
improve the health and socio-economic development for the people of Uganda.
The mission of the Uganda National Health Organisation (UNHRO) is to provide
stewardship for the coordination and conduct of quality health research and its
application in the country.
To promote health research and its application for the improvement of health care delivery
for the people of Uganda.
Integrity and accountability; Research and its application will be done in a transparent,
accountable and professional ethical manner.
Community responsiveness; Research will respond to the needs and equity concerns of
the community including gender.
Competitiveness; Excellence and innovation in operations and products.
The National Health Research Policy is a framework that was put in place to harmonise
research, operationalize the functions of UNRHO specifically to provide stewardship of
research agenda; coordination of health research; setting priorities; strengthening health
research capacity; promoting research information sharing; ensuring good practices and
ethics in the conduct of health research;knowledge translation, resource mobilisation, and
strengtheningpartnerships and collaboration in health research.