Entries by Daniel Banda

New Grant: Elton John AIDS Foundation Awards CIDRZ a £750,000 Grant

CIDRZ receives a Two and half year grant from Elton John Foundation for Building capacities of the Zambia Correctional Service to provide holistic and integrated health services to juvenile offenders. The Elton John Foundation has awarded CIDRZ a £750,000 to provide comprehensive, juvenile-appropriate health services including recreational and legal services. The grant will focus on […]

CIDRZ calls for assessment of the duration of protection of One-dose cholera vaccine

By: Munyaradzi Makoni  [CAPE TOWN] A dose of oral vaccine provides effective short-term protection against the cholera during an outbreak, a study in Zambia shows. According to researchers, because of a shortage of global stockpile of cholera vaccines, an outbreak in Lusaka, Zambia, in February 2016 necessitated a need for single-dose vaccination. An emergency single-dose […]

Breaking the Barriers: CIDRZ reaches to Nc’wala Ceremony Attendees with Health Messages

To ensure that quality health care reaches to as many as possible in all the sites where CIDRZ has presence, working with the local leadership has been one of the strategies the organisation uses to reach out to many people with health information. We engage with traditional leaders to discuss health issues that concern their […]

Better Drug Storage Conditions Equals Quality Medication for Patients

Even though there were adequate drugs to supply the patients, facilities in Chongwe district faced challenges in ensuring appropriate storage conditions for drugs. The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is currently supporting 29 facilities in Chongwe District. All the facilities including the district pharmacy had no functional air conditioners in the pharmacy […]

CIDRZ employees donate blood

The importance of blood in one’s life could never be overemphasized. The billions of cells in our bodies need a steady supply of oxygen to function properly, a function critical to blood. Zambia for example collects an average of 115,742 units of blood annually (based on 1% of national population) currently short the 150,000 units […]

mSpray: Spatial Data to Improve Intervention Coverage

According to UNICEF “of all people who die from malaria in Zambia, 50 percent or more are children under 5 years of age; 50 percent of under-5 hospital admissions are due to malaria; Malaria accounts for 20 percent of maternal deaths”. The complexity of malaria, a preventable and curable disease requires several interventions to ensure […]

Head Business Development

Do you have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Health, or other relevant field with at least 5 years relevant work experience in proposal development and grants pipeline analysis in the public health sector. You could just be the one we are looking for. We are looking for someone to Head our Business Development […]