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The fact remains Africa and Uganda in particular have not invested much in investigative research on ageing and this should be one of the priorities for Governments planning and budgeting. In this therefore, ARCAD will:
While ARCAD’s primary mission continues to be research, development of human capacity within and beyond the institute has always been valued and is recognized as an essential component of innovation and institutional growth.
Our major source of worry and stress among older persons. Common health problems of the older persons include hypertension, dementia, stroke, diabetes, heart diseases, trachoma and blindness that often lead to complications and permanent incapacitation.
Empower older persons groups to influence policy reforms, participate in national and international events (Elder abuse awareness days on June every year, International Day for Older persons (IDOP) October every year among other events).
ARCAD was designed as a mechanism to support, facilitate, link, and provide a focus for research on aging and dementia for Ugandans as they age, in a way that will ensure both excellence and relevance.
We offer a unique accredited Masters of Science in Public Health Research (MScPHR) in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology. We have a dedicated Training Center for the program in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.
creating a robust research environment that is based on excellence and transforms traditional approaches to health research; one that is flexible and evolving