THE Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) has set up a
branch at the UPDF headquarters in Bombo to boost the army's
The venture is part of the army's plan to set up a treatment and
care facility for soldiers and their families living with
It will offer voluntary counselling and testing.
The UPDF director of public health, Lt. Col. Dr. Ambrose
Musinguzi, said many soldiers had been lost to HIV/AIDS and the
initiative would help reverse the trend.
Two army doctors have already undergone training in HIV/AIDS care
and treatment at the University of California. Six more health
workers are training at the JCRC and another 15 at Mildmay
Musinguzi said the army had also received equipment from the US
defence department. The army hospital at mbuya has been
accredited by the Ministry of Health as an HIV/AIDS treatment