Entries by Daniel Banda

President Lungu Launches one year ‘Tiyende Pamodzi’ Campaign: reaching out to Everyone with HIV Information and treatment

President Edgar Lungu today, 11 December 32017, launched the Lusaka Anti Retroviral Therapy Saturation Surge Campaign. He launched the campaign during the commemoration of the World AIDS Day celebrations, whose theme is Ënding AIDS Starts with ME!”.  “This is the first ever surge campaign in Africa and I would urge everyone to support this campaign […]

Breaking the taboo surrounding menstrual hygiene management in schools, a case of David Kaunda Technical School in Lusaka

Mapalo Chungu, a 14-year-old grade 9 pupil from David Kaunda Secondary School, was gripped with fears of menstruation when she first attended boarding school. There was basic knowledge of maintaining good menstrual hygiene practices at the school, and this always sent chills in her. However, having the confidence to attend school all the time can […]

Dr Craig Wilson visits CIDRZ

CIDRZ is pleased to have hosted Dr. Craig Wilson, Director of University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Sparkman Centre for Global Health. Dr. Wilson a Professor of Epidemiology Pediatrics and Microbiology  made a presentation on “Community mobilization for HIV prevention and impact on the Continuum of Care in 15 cities in the US” at the […]

CIDRZ holds research symposium

Since inception, CIDRZ has been committed to answering research questions relevant to improving health in Zambia. The work, ranging from pharmacokinetic, behavioural studies, individual and cluster-randomized trials to large multi-country programme evaluations, aims at identifying locally-relevant, culturally-acceptable, resource-appropriate, evidence-based interventions that will influence policy and thus raise healthcare service delivery in the public health sector. […]

CIDRZ Awards Bauleni Compound Landlords for Improving Sanitary Conditions in their Housing Units

CIDRZ has awarded 12 landlords for improving their toilets in Bauleni Compound under the organisation’s behavioural change meetings dubbed ‘Indaba Yama Landlords’ (meeting of landlords). This is under the CIDRZ, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine project which is aimed at ‘Sanitation Demand: Creating Demand for Sanitation in Peri-urban Areas […]

Community-based ART is a key component of service delivery for stable HIV positive patients

HIV is a major public health problem in Zambia. HIV treatment became available in 2004 in the public sector, while the last decade has seen successful scaling-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) services resulting in over 700,000 adults and children accessing HIV care and treatment services in Zambia. However, this scale-up has caused a strain on […]

CIDRZ and Zambian Government Launches Protocols and Training Manuals … We want to reduce neonatal Mortality Rates in Zambia

CIDRZ and the Ministry of Health have launched the Essential Newborn Training Manual and Newborn Protocols as the Zambian government reiterated its obligation to improving child survival in line with the global commitment and related targets. Speaking during the official launch, Minister of Health (MoH) Hon. Dr Chitalu Chilufya, in a speech read on his […]

Mr Emmanuel Appiah Qua-Enoo joins CIDRZ as Deputy CEO

CIDRZ CEO Dr Izukanji Sikazwe is pleased to welcome Mr Emmanuel Appiah Qua-Enoo as he joins CIDRZ as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. “I am delighted to welcome Mr Qua-Enoo to CIDRZ. His experience in financial compliance, strategic planning, business development, and organisational and stakeholder relationship management brings a key skill to our CIDRZ leadership. He […]