Dr Monde Muyoyeta, CIDRZ Director of TB Programmes
CIDRZ organised the first ever Medical Doctors Clinical Meeting for Lusaka District to, among other things, give an update on the cholera situation in Lusaka and discuss ways in which the organisation can better work and coordinate with the Lusaka District Medical Office to bring health services as closer to the people as possible.
CIDRZ works with the government of Zambia, in ensuring equitable access to quality healthy services to all, as closer to the community as possible.
CIDRZ took this opportunity to share with the medical staff on its overall work which centres around its mission: “To improve access to quality healthcare in Zambia through innovative capacity development, exceptional implementation science and research, and impactful and sustainable public health programs” as per mission.
Lusaka District Health Director, Dr Namani Monze
Some of the presentations during the Meeting included the “Intensified TB Case-Finding” by CIDRZ Clinical Care Specialist, Dr Mary Kagujje, Isoniazid Preventive Therapy and TB in Children by Dr Monde Muyoyeta, Director of TB Programmes. These presentations aimed at strengthening ways of identifying cases of TB infections with the aim of ensuring that we achieve not only HIV epidemic control but TV as well.
It was an interactive forum that brought together 33 medical doctors working under different hospitals and health centres within Lusaka District.
In closing the meeting, CIDRZ Lusaka Province Coordinator, Dr Daniel Mwamba said the meetings would be held quarterly and will be an opportunity for different medical personnel to present on their areas of work in the facilities.