Entries by Daniel Banda

CIDRZ Gets new Award: Mental Health Capacity Building Trial (CBT)

We are pleased to announce that CIDRZ has been given an award of a grant for a study “Evaluating Implementation Strategies to Scale-up Trans diagnostic Evidence-based Mental Health Care in Zambia”otherwise known as “Mental Health Capacity Building Trial (CBT).” Mental Health CBT is an implementation science award from the National Institute of Mental Health at the United […]

Saving Mothers Giving Life initiative helps reduce Zambia’s maternal mortality

According to the 2007 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS), Zambia’s maternal mortality ratio was 591 per 100,000 live births.  These statistics make Zambia one of the highest countries in Sub Sahara Africa with the highest morbidity and mortality rates. In 2010, Zambia developed a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) roadmap for reducing maternal, […]

Health workers attitudes, key to HIV linkage to care

Health Care Workers, like all other community members are affected by HIV stigma. But Health Workers have a special role in providing services to clients and so addressing stigma is especially important. These were some of the conclusions made by Tila Mainga, Study Manager at ZAMBART, when she presented on “Results from the Stigma Ancillary Study” […]

President Edgar Lungu thumbs up CIDRZ

In line with our mandate to ensure equitable access to health services in Zambia, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is participating in this year’s National Health Week. The Health Week, whose theme is “Healthy for All, Leaving No One Behind” was officially opened by the Republican President, Edgar Lungu on Tuesday […]

Emmanuel Appiah Qua-Enoo

Emmanuel Appiah Qua-Enoo, BComm (Hons), MComm (SA&Intl Taxation, CA(SA) Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mr. Emmanuel Appiah Qua-Enoo is a Chartered Accountant and a registered member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Degree from the University of Natal, and a Master’s Degree in International Taxation from the […]

Michael Herce MD, MPH, MSc

Dr. Michael Herce is the Director of Implementation Science at CIDRZ, an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Zambia, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina (UNC), USA. As a US-trained infectious disease specialist, Dr. Herce’s work focuses on understanding and ameliorating health inequities […]

David Ojok MSc, MPH

David has worked with CIDRZ Central Laboratory for the last four years as Head of Laboratory QA/QC and has been central in establishing, coordinating, and monitoring lab Quality Management Systems (QMS) programmes at the Central Laboratory. He has 15 years’ experience in the operations and QMS of clinical and research laboratories. Before moving to CIDRZ […]

CIDRZ strengthening health systems through internship programmes

CIDRZ continues to provide Health systems strengthening and capacity-building through partnerships with both local and international learning institutions by offering internship and fellowship opportunities. This year like every other year the Pharmaceutical Services Department supported five Pharmacy students attached to the unit from Evelyn Hone college, the students were mentored and exposed to HIV Prevention […]

CIDRZ Publishes A Toolkit for a Sampling-Based Approach to Understand HIV Treatment Results

The global HIV response has grown far beyond early expectations but continues to face formidable and evolving challenges at policy, organisational, individual healthcare worker (HCW), and patient levels. As HIV programs transition to country ownership to ensure sustainability, gaps in capacity and resource commitments emerge. Meanwhile, the volume of individuals seeking chronic HIV care, especially […]