Medical Research Center Division
Introduction of MRC
The Medical Research Centre (MRC) is one of the eight Divisions of the RBC. Newly created in July 2011 by the Government of Rwanda Pursuant to law N° 54/2010, the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) came into existence on January 25, 2011 with a mission of promoting health in Rwanda.
One of the core responsibilities of the RBC is to coordinate and improve research activities in disease prevention, education and care of the population at all levels of the health sector and also to coordinate various health and research activities with an aim of health interest.
MRC is principally charged with promoting, supporting and conducting high quality applied medical research in Rwanda to contribute to the knowledge used to improve health and wellbeing, through better policy, advice and health & social care services for individuals as well as the general Rwandan population.
MRC is a Centre of Excellence in research coordination and setting priorities which are most likely to deliver improved health outcomes in Rwanda.