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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Crane Survey


The Crane Survey is a collaborative activity between Makerere University’s School of Public Health (SPH), Ministry of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It is funded by the US Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief or PEPFAR. Crane Survey maintains an office in Kampala, where it predominantly uses respondent-driven sampling to survey key populations and other purported high-risk groups.

Between 2012 and 2013, the Crane Survey collaborative conducted a survey that focused on six key populations, namely; Men having Sex with Men, Female Sex Workers, Persons with Multiple sex Partners, Transgender Women, Congolese Refugees and Drug Users. Another survey focusing on the deaf was conducted 2014-2015. All these surveys were conducted in Kampala city. 

Results of the Bio-behavioural surveys among Groups at Increased Risk for HIV in Kampala and the Deaf Survey were shared with key stakeholders and actors at a dissemination meeting at the Golf Course Hotel on 16th November 2017. 

Result briefs for each of these populations are available HERE.