Alcohol, Drugs and Harmful Addictions Research Centre

Globally substance use contributes almost 1% to global burden of diseases. Every year, harmful use of alcohol kills 2.5 million people worldwide, including young people between 15 and 29 years of age.

The World Health Organisation ranks Uganda the second and twenty eighth leading consumer of alcohol in Africa and the world resepctively. Uganda's per capita alcohol consumption is 9.8 litres among all adults and 23.7 litres among drinkers.

Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction Research centre was established at Makerere University School of Public Health that leverage the current high profile of the school to become a centre of excellence in research in the areas specified.

The Center enhances;

Makerere University School of Public Health is an ideal host for ADARC because;
  • Large pool of researchers interested in alcohol, drugs and addiction,
  • It has high research portfolio,
  • It’s a self accounting entity of the university,
  • It has a large network of high profile collaborators,
  • It has successfully hosted centres of same nature,
  • It’s a respected public health institution in the country and whole of Eastern Africa.