The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), has donated equipment to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) – Children’s Hospital in Lusaka. CIDRZ made the donation through its Enteric Diseases and Vaccines Research Unit (EDVRU) on Friday 13th December 2019.
Speaking during the official handover ceremony at UTH, CIDRZ’s Chief Scientific Officer- Dr Roma Chilengi thanked the UTH Children’s Hospital Management and staff, for accommodating and providing a favourable environment for his organisation, to be able to carry out their study on the Human Infection Challenge (HIC)- Typhoid Project.
“CIDRZ was made aware of some challenges that the Children’s hospital was facing during the period of our study and this prompted our organisation to make this donation of a few equipment and materials to the hospital. This donation is aimed at assisting the hospital with continued efficient service provision and as a gesture of appreciation for the space provided to CIDRZ to carry out the Study”, Dr Chilengi Said.
CIDRZ through its EDVRU, collaborated with the UTH – Children’s hospital to carry out a study on the HIC – Typhoid Project.
The Study which has since been concluded and currently on result analysis stage was targeted at profiling immune responses of people with Typhoid.
And UTH – Children’s hospital Chief Nursing Officer, Mrs Victoria Nthala said Management and Staff at the hospital were very grateful to CIDRZ for the items donated, as the items received would not only benefit children in Lusaka, but the entire country as the hospital received patients not only from Lusaka but from all corners of the country.
Some of the items donated to the hospital, include a Phototherapy Machine, Syringe Drive, Cpap Machine, Infrared Thermometers, Urine Sticks, Glucometers, Paediatric Ambu Bags and a Nebuliser Machine.