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UGANDA NATIONAL HEALTH RESEARCH ORGANISATION ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section.

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Commencement.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, COMPOSITION, OBJECTS, FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE ORGANISATION.

   3.   Establishment of the Organisation.

   4.   Composition of the Organisation.

   5.   Object of the Organisation.

   6.   Functions of the Organisation.

   7.   Powers of the Organisation.

PART III
THE BOARD OF THE ORGANISATION.

   8.   The Board.

   9.   Tenure of office of members of the Board.

   10.   Disqualification for membership of the Board.

   11.   Meetings of the Board.

   12.   Functions of the Board.

   13.   Committees of the Board.

   14.   Remuneration of the members of the Board.

PART IV
SECRETARIAT OF THE ORGANISATION.

   15.   Secretariat of the Organisation.

   16.   Functions of the Secretariat.

   17.   Other staff.

   18.   Employment of experts and consultants.

PART V
CONSTITUENT RESEARCH INSTITUTES.

   19.   Constituent research institutes.

   20.   Functions of constituent research institutes.

   21.   Sourcing of funds by constituent research institutes.

   22.   Committees of constituent research institutes.

   23.   Submission of annual estimates.

PART VI
FINANCES.

   24.   Funds of the Organisation.

   25.   Power to open and operate bank accounts.

   26.   Investment of surplus funds.

   27.   Borrowing powers.

   28.   Estimates.

   29.   Financial year of the Organisation.

   30.   Accounts.

   31.   Audit.

PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS.

   32.   Immunity from personal liabilities.

   33.   Records of the Organisation.

   34.   Minister's power to make regulations.

   35.   Amendment of Schedules by the Minister.

   36.   Transitional provisions.

   37.   Vesting of assets and liabilities.

 

      First Schedule   Currency point.

      Second Schedule   Meetings of the Board.

      Third Schedule   Constituent research institutes.

 

UGANDA NATIONAL HEALTH RESEARCH ORGANISATION ACT.

Commencement: ????

   An Act to provide for the establishment of the Uganda National Health Research Organisation, its composition, objects, functions, powers, administration; to bring the Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda Cancer Institute, Natural Chemotherapeutic Research Institute, and the Tropical Diseases Research Institute under the control and management of the Organisation and for other related matters.

 

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

 

1.   Commencement.

   This Act shall come into force on the date appointed by the Minister by statutory instrument, and the Minister may appoint different dates for the commencement of different provisions of this Act.

 

2.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   "approved research" means health research approved by the Board under this Act;

   "Board" means the Board established by section 8;

   "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Board;

   "constituent research institute" means a constituent research institute specified in Part 1 of the Third Schedule to this Act;

   "currency point" has the meaning assigned to it in the First Schedule to this Act;

   "Director General" means the head of the Organisation appointed under section 15(3);

   "essential national health research" means priority research on a country-specific health problem;

   "health" means the presence of physical, mental, social and spiritual well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity;

   "health research" means using scientific methods to generate new knowledge to deal with an identified health problem or curiosity;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for health;

   "national health research plan" means a periodic policy document describing research strategy, priorities and programmes of the Organisation;

   "Organisation" means the Uganda National Health Research Organisation established by section 3;

   "professional council" means the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council established by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act; the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council established by the Nurses and Midwives Act; the Allied Health Professionals Council established by the Allied Health Professional Act, and the Pharmacy Council established by the Pharmacy and Drugs Act;

   "Secretary" means the Secretary to the Board;

   "Uganda National Council of Science and Technology" means the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology established by the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology Act.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, COMPOSITION, OBJECTS, FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE ORGANISATION.

 

3.   Establishment of the Organisation.

   (1) There is established an Organisation to be known as the Uganda National Health Research Organisation.

   (2) The Organisation shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue or be sued in its corporate name.

   (3) The Organisation may, for and in connection with its objects and functions under this Act, purchase, hold, manage and dispose of any property whether movable or immovable, and may enter into any contract and other transactions as may be expedient and do any other act or thing that in law may be done by a body corporate, subject to the provisions of this Act.

 

4.   Composition of the Organisation.

   The Organisation shall comprise—

   (a)   the Board;

   (b)   the Secretariat;

   (c)   the constituent research institutes; and

   (d)   any other recognised institution or entity, which undertakes health or similar research.

 

5.   Object of the Organisation.

   The object of the Organisation is to create a sustainable culture of health research by providing policy and ethical guidelines and national co-ordination and regulation of health research.

 

6.   Functions of the Organisation.

   The functions of the Organisation are—

   (a)   to evolve, set up and enforce an ethical code of conduct for health research in Uganda;

   (b)   to identify, set up and enforce national health research policies and develop a National Health Research Plan for all health related research institutions in Uganda;

   (c)   to facilitate dialogue between the policy makers, researchers in different disciplines, health providers and communities in order to ensure that research is relevant to the needs of the people and that research findings are utilised by the relevant stakeholders;

   (d)   to facilitate consultations with policy and decision makers and researchers in different disciplines and communities in the identification of health research priorities which are consistent with the National Health Research Plan;

   (e)   to register, renew and co-ordinate different types of health research in Uganda and promote multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research collaboration in

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