Welcome to Rinda Ubuzima

Rinda Ubuzima is a clinical research center legally registered by the Rwanda Government Board (RGB) as local non-governmental organization. Our specialization resides in conducting research activities in all public health related issues. From HIV prevention and Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH) research to Malaria trials to Ebola prevention campaign.

Rinda Ubuzima background

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.


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.

Our Team

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

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

Researchs Partners

Dr.Gilles F.ngayisaba
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

Our Partners

Republic Of Rwanda
Ministry Of Health
Rwanda Biomedical Center
International Partnership for Microbicides
Amsterdam Institute For Global Health & Development
Institute of Tropical Medicine ANTWERP
University Of Liverpool
Rwanda Military Hospital
University of Rwanda

We execute the activities aiming to promote health in Rwanda.