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Strategically Expanding Family Planning Service Options in Zambian ART Pharmacies

CIDRZ Pharmaceutical Services Department supported Lusaka District Pharmacy Unit to integrate family planning (FP) services into health center Antiretroviral therapy (ART) pharmacies with the goal of increasing access and uptake of these services. Working with pharmacists from Lusaka Province and District offices, the Department conducted two trainings on FP for 45 Pharmacy staff providing ART […]

CIDRZ Researcher Groesbeck Parham awarded grant to study epidemiology of HPV and cervical cancer

CIDRZ researcher Professor Groesbeck Parham will lead the Zambian ‘EPIC’ biomarker study searching for a biomarker of persistent high-risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection as part of a grant to the African Collaborative Center for Microbiome and Genomics Research. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced the 4-year grant award of $4.16 million […]

A controlled trial of three methods for neonatal circumcision in Lusaka, Zambia.

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Neonatal male circumcision (NMC) is not routinely practiced in Zambia, but it is a promising long-term HIV prevention strategy. We studied the feasibility and safety of three different NMC methods. METHODS: We enrolled healthy newborns in a controlled trial of the Mogen, Gomco, and Plastibell devices. Doctors, nurses, and clinical officers were trained to perform […]

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)

The World Health Organization recommends Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) as a long term HIV prevention strategy for countries like Zambia with low circumcision and high HIV-infection rates. Male Circumcision (MC) provides men with up to 60% protection against getting HIV from infected women. Other health benefits include prevention of phimosis in infants– a painful […]

Containing Infection in Zambia Prisons

Developing countries face numerous challenges, with health care and services key among them, and it is often the most vulnerable – such as prison inmates – among an already disadvantaged population who suffer most and have the least access to preventive and curative care. As evidence of this, the landlocked south-central African nation of Zambia, […]

SAVE THE DATE: 12-13th June 2014, 8th African Rotavirus Symposium Livingstone, Zambia

Theme:  Rotavirus Landscape in Africa – Towards Prevention and Control  The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) in collaboration with the University Teaching Hospital, the Zambian Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health, and the Ministry of Health cordially invite you to the 8th African Rotavirus […]

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 8th African Rotavirus Symposium, Livingstone, Zambia, 12 -13th June 2014

Theme: Rotavirus Landscape in Africa – Towards Prevention and Control The 8th African Rotavirus Symposium is an exciting and critical opportunity for global experts, scientists in the field, policy-makers and African programme implementers to gather and share current data and experiences on rotavirus. With the WHO-sponsored African Rotavirus Surveillance Network coming of age after a […]