CIDRZ Board of Directors Announce Transition of CEO Dr Charles Holmes and Selection of Dr Izukanji Sikazwe as Successor

Commenting on the transition that is effective January 2017, CIDRZ Board Chair, Mr Bradford Machila stated, “we celebrate the extraordinary efforts and successes of Dr Charles Holmes during his four years of leadership of CIDRZ. He, along with Dr Izukanji Sikazwe and their dedicated team have transformed the organisation into a well-managed, high performing, and sustainable contributor to improvements in health in Zambia, and a model partner to the Government of the Republic of Zambia. They have built new partnerships and strengthened trust with all levels of government, the University of Zambia, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and all of our donors in a way that reflects Dr Holmes’ contributions as a leader, diplomat and scientist. Dr Sikazwe has served as Deputy for nearly four years, contributing directly to many of the gains we have made, and has emerged from a competitive recruitment process as an outstanding choice to carry our progress forward and chart new avenues for CIDRZ to improve the health of Zambians.”

Dr Izukanji Sikazwe is an infectious disease physician, HIV programme expert, and clinical researcher whose work has been funded by the US National Institutes of Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Health Organization. She has served as Deputy CEO since joining CIDRZ in 2013. Prior to that she served as an HIV Technical and Policy expert within the University of Maryland programme in Zambia, and was seconded for two years to provide technical assistance within the National Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) Programme of Zambia. She is an active member of multiple government Technical Working Groups, a valued mentor and educator of medical trainees and Master-level students at the UNZA School of Medicine, and practices clinical medicine at the Adult Infectious Disease Centre of Excellence at the University Teaching Hospital. She graduated with a MBChB degree from the UNZA School of Medicine and completed internship at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. Dr Sikazwe completed Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Disease fellowship at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore and the University of Maryland respectively, and holds a Master of Public Health degree from Michigan State University.

CIDRZ Board Member, Dr Kevin Marsh, Professor of Tropical Medicine at Oxford University UK, and Founding Director of the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, added, “the Board of Directors is incredibly pleased to welcome Dr Sikazwe into the CEO role at CIDRZ. She has proven herself in every realm of leadership, medicine and public health, and will be a superb leader for CIDRZ in the years to come. Dr Holmes has led brilliantly over the past four years and has built a track record of innovative programmes and science, including the development and funding of large interdisciplinary research teams conducting studies that will continue to shape the health system in Zambia for decades to come.”

Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa added, “on behalf of CAPRISA, I congratulate CIDRZ on its achievements in the past few years under Dr Holmes and wish Dr Sikazwe every success. I have no doubt that CIDRZ is in good hands, as Dr Sikazwe is an impressive scientist and a strong research leader, who has in past been involved in advising CAPRISA on its research.” 

Mr Kenly Sikwese, Coordinator of the African Community Advisory Board (AFROCAB), concurred, “I am grateful to my friend and colleague Dr Holmes for his years of service leading CIDRZ. Together with Dr Sikazwe they have made major improvements in the lives of those living with HIV in Zambia. I am excited to see this work continue under Dr Sikazwe, the first Zambian leader of CIDRZ.”

Dr Holmes and his family will be returning to the US, where he a faculty member of Johns Hopkins University. He has also been elected to serve on the CIDRZ Board of Directors. “It has been an honour to lead CIDRZ through a period of immense change and growth, and to have had the opportunity to strengthen the organisation so it can focus on achieving its core mission. CIDRZ is now a shining example of what a local organisation can be: deeply grounded in the communities in which we serve, aligned with national priorities, and dedicated to developing the next generation of African health and research leaders. I have enormous respect for Dr Sikazwe’s leadership capacity and her technical abilities, and I know I join our donors and partners in Zambia and around the world in my confidence that CIDRZ will continue to grow and thrive. I look forward to continuing to support CIDRZ in the years to come,” Dr Holmes stated.

5 replies
  1. Bupe Chomba NGUNI
    Bupe Chomba NGUNI says:

    Indeed CIDRZ has made huge,positive and diverse impact in health social, should I say at multi sector levels where the institution grew from strength to strength under the able leadership of Dr. Holmes.
    CIDRZ has remained to be centre of excellence in terms of health intervention and as well a vital institution regarding morbidity stewardship.
    I have keenly followed their activities at a glance and really got inspired by CIDRZ various interventions in the localities of Zambia – I must say, as a lay social worker, the coming in of Dr. Izukanji SIKAZWE is undoubtedly another move from good to great .Notwithstanding the huge contribution made by her predecessor, Dr.SIKAZWE will extend the heart to the afflicted and affected within Zambia and beyond.
    I therefore wish her every success and promise to stand by the values, beliefs & practices of CIDRZ undee her able leadership.

    Reply
  2. DavidShomy
    DavidShomy says:

    vkhvtlo

    http://www.la-jetee.it/106-ugg-spaccio-italia.html
    http://www.twiceasnicetiara.co.uk/223-belstaff-racer-leather.htm
    http://www.immobilierpuydedome.fr/512-manteau-canada-goose-femme-rouge.asp
    http://www.littlesushi.fr/632-avis-ugg-pas-cher.html
    http://www.dabradiouitzending.nl/canada-goose-shelburne-parka-nederland-671.php

    [url=http://www.forestedavivere.it/duvetica-piumini-uomo-negozi-526.asp]Duvetica Piumini Uomo Negozi[/url]
    [url=http://www.fillydale.nl/barbour-heren-jas-844.html]Barbour Heren Jas[/url]
    [url=http://www.rochvoisine.de/duvetica-mantel-ociroe-644.html]Duvetica Mantel Ociroe[/url]
    [url=http://www.upforestale.it/376-outlet-moncler-bambini-roma.htm]Outlet Moncler Bambini Roma[/url]
    [url=http://www.immobilierpuydedome.fr/549-doudoune-canada-goose-sans-manche.asp]Doudoune Canada Goose Sans Manche[/url]

    Reply
  3. Sergioven
    Sergioven says:

    [url=http://www.wehavesolution.net/Content/themes/class.php?u=42]Cialis Kopen Bij Apotheek[/url]
    Take into account joining a help group of people should you suffer from panic and anxiety attacks. This will help to face your anxieties. By way of example, if you have troubles while driving they’ll be a part of you in the vehicle and set you into the conditions you concern most to get more than them. This really is a great way to convince your brain that points aren’t as terrible because it means they are in the market to be!
    [url=http://www.safarilandresorts.com/Content/owl.asp?ty=180-Viagra-Säljes]Sweden-Viagra-Flashback[/url]
    Cease becoming humiliated from your bad quality photographs, and commence endeavoring to increase them. Once you understand the basic principles of taking photos, you’ll be surprised at how much much better your photographs will look. The very next time you take out your camera, consider the advice in this post. Making use of it can make you much more joyful with all the photographs you take.Thinking Of Surgical Treatment? Read This Assistance Initially!
    [url=http://www.bubenimhayatim.com/install/green.php?tag=76/]Viagra 50 Mg Pfizer Prix[/url]
    Tulips could be a lovely external boundary for your back garden. These beautiful blossoms are the first to blossom in the spring. There are numerous vibrant hues of tulips so, they could very easily add beauty to the back garden. Tulips will blossom while many of your respective other plants continue to be holding out to pop out. This simply means you will find a a lot more vibrant back garden, for a longer length of time.
    [url=http://www.yordam2001.com/images/client.asp?u=20-Kamagra-Belgique-Kamagra-100mg-Bestellen-Kamagra-Apotheek-Belgie]Kamagra Belgique[/url]

    Reply
  4. Donaldgrela
    Donaldgrela says:

    [url=http://www.survivalsports.nl/000-hugo-boss-sneakers-zwart.html]Hugo Boss Sneakers Zwart[/url]
    As we get older, it is actually present with experience issues by using a dripping kidney. It could occur following a sneeze, fun, and even coughing. As frustrating as it is, there are methods you may control a leaking bladder. Visit your doctor for tips on exercise routines you can do to strengthen the muscle tissue that control bladder leakage. There are medicines that will help.

    [img]https://www.notarisluijten.nl/images/buy2/18950-timberland-met-bont.jpg[/img]

    You may have a sit back evening meal should you desire, even so, a buffet food will probably be cheaper. The labor charge associated with a sit back evening meal are often very costly due to the staff members necessary to cater to the assistance demands. By giving buffet fashion you may give your company a little bit more freedom and preserve essential dollars.

    [img]https://www.valentinoschoenensale.nl/images/impa2/2117-zanotti-schoenen-goedkoop-dames.jpg[/img]

    Reply
  5. Jamesutiff
    Jamesutiff says:

    [url=http://www.asicssneakers.nl/989-asics-gel-nimbus-16-heren.html]Asics Gel Nimbus 16 Heren[/url]
    To protect yourself from sediment build up, drain gallons of water through your water heater to flush any corrosion. This will aid your heater to perform better as a result helping you save regular power fees. Make sure you read through your heater’s guidelines just before trying this, and try this occasionally to make certain that your water heater is working and also it might.

    [img]https://www.catharijne-concerten.nl/images/baz2/13372-adidas-original-350.jpg[/img]

    Be careful not to apply a lot of mascara to your view. Introducing excessive mascara may take out of the natural colour of your eyes. Plus, a lot of mascara can make your eyelashes clumpy. Invest in a mascara that is lighter in weight in color for those who have gentle coloured eyes and dark mascara for deeper eyes.

    [img]https://www.cafedewestlander.nl/images/sudo2/5808-valentinos-hakken.jpg[/img]

    Reply

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *