Kabwohe Clinical Research Center (KCRC) was founded by Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye and a group of clinical researchers interested in finding ways to prevent HIV infection and dedicated to improving the health of the rural people. The center has flourished dramatically into a diverse community of talented clinical investigators. Kabwohe Clinical Research Centre (KCRC) is situated in the Kabwohe – Itendero Town Council in Bushenyi District, on the Southern Western Uganda.
The center is about Three hundred and Twenty kilometers from the capital Kampala, and less than thirty kilometers from the neighboring town of Mbarara and Mbarara airstrip. It is easily accessible by road from both Entebbe airport and Kampala city. The center is on the main bus and taxi route and therefore easily accessible by public transport.
The centre comprises of several buildings. The building known as the Upper KCRC building is situated on one side of the main road. This building houses the main clinic, where outpatient ARV patients are currently been seen, a pharmacy room, chemistry, microbiology and haematology laboratories, offices for the clinical officers, an X-ray and ultrasound rooms as well as counseling offices. The Lower KCRC building is situated on the other side of the main road opposite the main Upper KCRC building. This building serves as a general clinic and comprises of several offices, consulting rooms, data room, pharmacy room and a phlebotomy room. Other buildings are used specifically and particularly for clinical studies. They have reception areas, laboratory space, data-rooms, and several other offices used for by counsellors and clinicians.
The centre has an already established service for caring for HIV infected individuals with over 3,000 (three thousand) individuals already accessing care and support. Other services rendered at the centre are HIV prevention, community education which includes Home Based Voluntary Counseling and Testing through working with our parent Non Governmental Organization ICOBI.