Urban Research and Development Centre for Africa (URADCA) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Kenya since 1996. URADCA’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of African peoples through policy research, advocacy and capacity building. The main areas of focus include population-based surveys, implementation research, clinical trials and research training. URADCA has successfully completed many studies and surveys funded by various donors including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO), International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), and USAID. Some examples of cutting-edge studies completed by URADCA include the WHO-funded Global Survey of Maternal and Perinatal Health conducted in seven African countries, Microbicides (female-controlled HIV prevention technologies) preparedness studies in Kenya funded by the IPM, and USAID-funded end-of-project evaluation of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) implemented by Jhpiego.
What We Do
- To initiate, promote, and implement HIV prevention research including microbicides and HIV vaccine research and development.
- To initiate and research into problems related to urban growth and development.
- In cooperation with foreign governments and international agencies, URADCA supports and strengthens international AID programs to achieve desired impact at country and community level.
How We Work
URADCA works in collaboration with governments, donors, multilateral agencies, community-based organizations and other stakeholders at country level. URADCA’s program is mainly focused in urban areas. However, for cross-cutting issues, URADCA may undertake research and implement programs in selected rural areas.
- International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)
- World Health Organization (WHO)