Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is private-not-for-profit company limited by guarantee under Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS), working towards consolidation of the model for provision of the full continuum of HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, care and treatment services whilst contributing to national health systems strengthening for delivery of quality services.

MJAP supports the provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in Mulago, and Butabika National Teaching Referral Hospitals and Makerere University Hospital.

Our story:

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) emerged from the Mulago-Mbarara Teaching Hospitals JointAIDS Program (MJAP) which was established in November 2004 under the then Makerere University Faculty of Medicine with funding from the US President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and technical assistance from the United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services.

In 2010, MJAP was competitively awarded a five-year grant from the American government through CDC to scale up comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the Mulago and Mbarara National Referral and Teaching Hospitals as well as Butabika hospital.
Since 2004, we have grown to be a leader in the provision and scaling up of HCT, Basic HIV/AIDS care, TB/HIV integrated services, ART including Post-exposure prophylaxis and support for victims of sexual and Gender-based violence in the two largest national teaching hospitals and several satellite clinics.

We have achieved this through collaboration with Ministry of Health (MoH), the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (NTLP), and indirectly through the host institutions that leverage resources from the Global Fund (GFTAM).
Currently, we are working with a variety of other collaborators and partners hosted by MoH such as Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Rakai Health Sciences Project (RHSP), Kampala City Council (KCC) health centers, Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), Baylor College of Medicine,  Protecting Families Against HIV/AIDS (PREFA), and health units such as Regional Referral Hospitals (RRHs), Mulago TB Unit, and many others.


To build partnerships and strengthen health systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB and other diseases of public health importance in Africa.


Universal and equitable access to quality health care for healthier populations.

  • further strengthen the model for provision of the full range of HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, care and treatment services
  • contribute to national health systems strengthening for delivery of quality services realized
  • build and sustain the internal capacity of MJAP to respond to emerging opportunities
  • leverage capacity building for research and innovation within partner academic institutions

At MJAP, we believe that our performance is directly influenced by the set of values and principles by which we live and carry out our daily work. What differentiates us is not defined solely by what we do, but by how and why we do it. These values shape our culture and reflect what we stand for.

  • Integrity: We are responsible, observe confidentiality, transparency, and courtesy as we perform our duties.
  • Excellence: We execute our duties with the highest level of quality, efficiency, commitment, and flexibility.
  • Team Spirit : We value effective consultation in decision making, sharing information, experiences and challenges
  • Compassion: We endeavor to serve our clients with love, acceptance, empathy and exercise controlled emotional environment
  • Respect: We respect individual rights, confidentiality and privacy of service beneficiaries