Entries by Daniel Banda

CIDRZ Health Fellowship Opportunity 2018 – 19 NOW OPEN!

Closing Date: 20 March 2018 This fellowship provides valuable field experience for future public health leaders in the setting of a vibrant non-governmental health research organisation in Zambia. CIDRZ HealthCorps targets public health, medical, nursing and management graduates who are passionate about global health and wish to gain exposure. Master’s degree preparation preferred, however graduates […]

Oral cholera vaccine (OCV) can save lives: Intensified efforts to eliminate cholera in Zambia

Zambia is currently grappling with the fight against cholera. More than 3000 cases have been reported since the 2017/18 rain season begun and more than 70 deaths recorded. A multisectoral approach to combat the outbreak has been implemented including the use of security personnel to maintain public order and more than ZMW100 million (USD10m) has […]

HIV self-testing acceptable and accessible among female sex workers Zambian transit towns

HIV testing is essential for realizing the first step of UNAIDS 90:90:90 target by 2020 and its introduction was as an alternative to traditional testing to reach the UN target. In Zambia, a study conducted by CIDRZ showed that HIV Self Testing was accepted in the general population but, little is known about its acceptability […]

Evidence Uptake: Where to Begin

Quite often Research uptake is misunderstood to mean research dissemination or research communication. Dissemination is the distribution of information usually one way while communication is  two way but often at the end of the process. Research uptake however is engaging at the outset and often more holistic and involves thinking about a wider group of […]

Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia: Accurate information needed to improve treatment outcomes

LUSAKA/WASHINGTON 12 Jan. 2018 — A new study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches, and ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies. Survival represents the most important indicator of successful HIV treatment, according to the researchers. According to UNAIDS, mortality from HIV […]

CIDRZ shares best practices and experiences at 11th Annual HIV Technical Conference

  In its quest to be a permanent resource to the Government of the Republic Zambia, CIDRZ actively collaborates with the Ministry of Health and serves on Technical Working Groups. Through mentorship and technical assistance, CIDRZ builds strong relationships with Zambian healthcare staff from facility to national levels as well as presenting at local and […]

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 […]