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CROI 2015: Data Relevant to Zambia

March 19th 2015 Dr Mike Vinikoor Paediatrician and Infectious Disease Specialist “The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is the world’s leading scientific HIV conference bringing together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against […]

Cryotherapy on HPV Clearance among HIV-Positive Women

March 5th  2015 Katundu Katunda MSc, Laboratory Manager & Virology Scholar, Cervical Cancer Research Capacity Initiative (CCRCI) In 2011, as the virology scholar in the National Cancer Institute-funded CCRCI training program, Katundu spent one year in the laboratory of Professors Thomas Broker and Louise Chow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, his main focus […]

Better Information for Health in Zambia study pilot launches!

On 10th February 2015, the CIDRZ Better Information for Health in Zambia study – known locally as BetterInfo – initiated study data collection activities in Lusaka, Eastern, Western and Southern provinces to begin the pilot phase of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant award of USD 4.76 million. After receiving all required international and local […]

CIDRZ Opt-Out Provider Initiated HIV testing and counselling paper referenced in the World Bank World Development Report 2015

A CIDRZ Integration Team paper on Provider-Initiated Testing and Counselling (PITC), originally published in the World Health Bulletin in 2011, was referenced in Chapter 8, Health of the 2015 World Development Report. Read the paper here >>> http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/89/5/10-084442/en/ Access the World Bank Group 2015 World Development Report: Overview Mind, Society and Behaviour Chapter 8, Health […]

CIDRZ HealthCorps Fellowship 2015-16: Call for Applications Closed

CIDRZ HealthCorps Fellowship 2015-16: Call for Applications Now Open Closing Date: 16 March 2015  Introducing the CIDRZ HealthCorps Fellowship previously known as HIVCorps The CIDRZ HealthCorps Fellows Programme provides a valuable field training opportunity for future Zambian and expatriate public health leaders in the setting of a vibrant international organisation based in Lusaka. Fellowship attachments […]

Zambian Prisons Health paper features in WHO STOP TB Partnership News Alert

Congratulations to the CIDRZ TB Department whose project and resulting paper, “Screening for tuberculosis and testing for human immunodeficiency virus in Zambian Prisons” feature in World Health Organization’s STOP TB Partnership News Alert. Read the paper here>>> [link to the paper]Congratulations to the CIDRZ TB Department whose project and resulting paper, “Screening for tuberculosis and […]

CIDRZ builds new links with Johns Hopkins University

As a key local partner to government in the delivery of healthcare, training and research, CIDRZ has developed an increasingly strong network of partners that help CIDRZ deliver on its mission for the Zambian people. In recent months, CIDRZ has successfully collaborated with scientists at the University of Zambia, the University of Alabama and the […]

CIDRZ Board of Directors Member, Dr Eric Goosby, appointed United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis

On 20 January 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Dr. Eric P. Goosby – a CIDRZ Board Member – as the United Nations Special Envoy on Tuberculosis. Dr Goosby also serves as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Institute for Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy in Global Health Sciences at the University […]