CIDRZ builds new links with Johns Hopkins University

As a key local partner to government in the delivery of healthcare, training and research, CIDRZ has developed an increasingly strong network of partners that help CIDRZ deliver on its mission for the Zambian people.

In recent months, CIDRZ has successfully collaborated with scientists at the University of Zambia, the University of Alabama and the University of California, and others on a series of new and exciting grants that will build CIDRZ’s scientific capacity to answer critical questions for the government of Zambia HIV programme.

This month, CIDRZ is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. New linkages will provide CIDRZ and Zambian researchers and public health programmers entre to scientific, programmatic and laboratory technical assistance from this esteemed university.

As announced here CIDRZ Director and CEO, Dr Charles Holmes has also recently joined the Infectious Diseases faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “As a thriving local organisation, CIDRZ is thrilled to develop these strong links to Johns Hopkins,” said CIDRZ Deputy CEO, Dr. Izukanji Sikazwe. “It is our goal to link Zambia and CIDRZ with world-class scientists and experts who can keep us on the cutting-edge and help us to further the CIDRZ mission of innovative service delivery, locally relevant research and training.”


CIDRZ is an independent Zambian organisation with a mission “To improve access to quality healthcare in Zambia through innovative capacity development, exceptional implementation science and research, and impactful and sustainable public health programmes.” We are governed by a majority Zambian Board of Directors  including leaders in global health, the business community and government, and a 14-member Leadership Team , consisting of CIDRZ technical and operational leads.

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