IBRH3AU is an integrated biorepository under the H3Africa Biorepository Initiative located at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) a Center of Academic Excellence, Health Care and Collaborative Research. MakCHS was historically established as an informal paramedical teaching center within Mulago National Referral & Teaching Hospital in the late 1890’s by Sir Albert Cook, it has evolved into a constituent college. Today, MakCHS boasts of conducting some of the most relevant and high-impact research in infectious and non-infectious diseases.
The college is closely affiliated with and exploits Mulago National Teaching and Referral hospital that handles over 500,000 patients per year. MakCHS has established North-to-South, South-to-South academic and research collaborations. IBRH3AU provides a resource of well characterized and annotated quality biospecimens to be used by future studies. This resource is utilised by communicable and non-communicable disease researchers in an African population.