We are the clinical research center in Rwanda

Rinda Ubuzima clinical research center is a local non-governmental organization legally registered by the Rwanda Government Board (RGB) and is specialized in HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) research.

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Rinda Ubuzima is the continuation of the former Projet Ubuzima; an International Non Governmental Organization founded in 2004 in Amsterdam by Janneke Van de Wijgert, PhD,MD,Msc and Colleagues  who were Members of Management Team of the International Antiviral Therapy Evaluation Center (IATEC).

Rinda Ubuzima has operated a research clinic and laboratory in Kigali and has successfully implemented many studies.

After six years of intensive capacity building in clinic research and clinic/laboratory equipments acquisition, the management of Projet Ubuzima has decided to change the status of Projet Ubuzima from an International Non Governmental Organization to a National Non Governmental Organization named Rinda Ubuzima.

Rinda Ubuzima Mission, Vision and Objectives

The mission of the organization is to execute the activities aiming to promote health in Rwanda.


Our vision is to become

a center of excellence in research.


To achieve this mission Rinda Ubuzima has fixed the following objectives:

  • To bring together researchers from Rwanda, other African countries, Asia, Europe, and the United States for developing medical research in Rwanda;
  • To conduct clinic research and other studies on microbicides for HIV prevention;
  • To conduct other medical and global health research;
  • To contribute to capacity building in clinical research.
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Umulisa M.michele
Legal Representative/Executive Director
Vincent Karangwa
V/C President Member of Executive Committee
Lambert Mwambarangwe
Member of Executive Committee/Laboratory Manager
Dr.Jean Claude Ndagijimana
Study Physician
Busasa Rosette
Study Coordinator
Umutoni Grace
Data Manager
Rosine Marayika
Research Nurse
Viateur Musengamana
Laboratory Technician
Patrick Bigirumwami
Administrator Assistant
Coo investigators for KAE609Study / NOVARTIS
Dr. Fabien Ntaganda
Chief Pathologist/Laboratory Director at Kanombe hospital Rwanda
Dr. Aline Uwimana
MOPDD/IHDPC/RBC, Malaria and Other Parasitic Diseases Division, Rwanda Biomedical Center
Dr.Gahutu Jean Bosco
Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences, National University of Rwanda
Research Collaborators
Dr.Gilles F. Ndayisaba
Division Manager, Non Communicable Diseases
Dr.Anitha Asiimwe
the National Early Childhood Development Program coordinator
Dr.Leon Mutesa
The University of Rwanda as associate professor of human genetics.
Dr. Brenda kateera
MD, MPH, is Country Program Manager for AIDS Healthcare Foundation

We execute the activities aiming to promote health in Rwanda.

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