MUII Funders

Welcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust was established in 1936 as an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. It has an endowment of around 14.5 billion Now in its 77th year, the aim of the Trust is to "achieve extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds", and in addition to funding biomedical research it supports the public understanding of science.

Medical Research Council

The MRC/UVRI Uganda research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from the Ugandan Government to the British Government for collaboration on the research of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).