Mission continued


CeSSRA conducts in-country workshops, ongoing consultation and mentoring, e-learning and field research.

We envision that the long term product of the collaboration will be a cadre of social scientists ready and able to undertake rigorous research on HIV/AIDS.


The CeSSRA team is also conducting a research project entitled, “A Longitudinal Study of the Social Context of HIV Treatment Seeking in Urban and Rural Uganda during the Era of Increased Availability of ARV.” This study builds and expands upon the investigators’ previous research on treatment of HIV and tuberculosis and contributes to understanding issues related to the ongoing expansion of treatment in Uganda and around the world.

The objective of this longitudinal study is to examine the social context of AIDS treatment in two settings in Uganda, one urban and one rural, focusing on the challenges to accessing care initially, as well as adhering to and remaining on lifelong treatment. This comparative study will be the first longitudinal study to examine in-depth the perceptions and experiences of patients receiving ARV through the new expanded access program in Uganda.


For any questions regarding this webpage or CeSSRA activities, please contact:


CeSSRA Office
Makerere University Main Campus
Faculty of Social Sciences
Seminar Room 7
P.O. Box 663
Kampala, Uganda

Judith Birungi


CeSSRA Office
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Anthropology
Mather Memorial, Room 212
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Meg Winchester

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