The Institute is hinged on research and innovation to address the lung disease burden. Currently, the Institute is implementing over 15 research projects focusing on chronic lung diseases such as COPD; asthma which involves characterizing severe asthma in the African population, and establishing a state of the art asthma care model. Other research projects include; population based surveys, pulmonary rehabilitation; testing interventions for smoking cessation and reduction of exposure to air pollution, etc. All these projects contribute towards the institute’s vision of an Africa with healthy lungs.

  • LiNK Study

    20, April 2019

    Study Tittle: COPD among Urban and Rural Populations in Uganda: Assessing the Role of Urbanization in Sample Characteristics and Implementation of Care Study site: Nakaseke district and Kampala district Study PI: Dr. Bruce Kirenga and Dr. Trishul Siddharthan The goal is of this study was to...

  • EXIT-TB Project

    02, February 2019

    Translation research into policy and practice: Scaling up Evidence Based Multiple focus Integrated Intensified TB Screening to End TB(EXIT-TB) in the East African region Institutions: MLI/IDI/MoH(NTLP) Project Funded by: EDCTP Summary Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major cause of morbidity and...

  • FRESH AIR Uganda

    23, November 2018

    Free Respiratory Evaluation and Smoke Exposure Reduction Primary Health Care Integrated Groups  Uganda is a low income country   which shares characteristics with other  Sub-Saharan African countries. Only 12% of Uganda’s population have access to electricity –  falling to 2-6% in rural areas....

  • African Severe Asthma Program (ASAP)

    23, November 2018

    The African Severe Asthma Program (ASAP) is a three year multi country and multi-site research project. This GSK funded project is aimed at characterising severe asthma among African patients.  The project brings together expertise from four collaborating institutions in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and...

  • Uganda National Asthma Survey (UNAS)

    23, November 2018

    The Uganda National Asthma Survey is a population based Asthma survey to generate data on the prevalence of asthma among adolescents and adults in rural and urban areas of Uganda The true burden of Asthma in Uganda has not been well delineated. Well-designed population based surveys with adequate...