Developing the Next Public Health Leaders

CIDRZ believes in the capacity development of staff and especially in developing the next general of public health leaders!


Back Row: Emmanuel Chisango – Audit; Dr Mubiana-Mbewe -Paediatric ART; Dr Thea Savory – Monitoring & Evaluation; Christine Matoba – Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision; Linda Chibesa – Lab; James Zulu – Community; Barbara Lemisa – Better Health Outcomes through Mentoring and Assessment; Jamie Mwanza – IT; Bright Jere – Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision.
Front Row: Martha Mwendafilumba – Neonatal Health; Cheryl Rudd – Primary Health and Health Systems Strengthening; and Gordon Mwanza – IT

As an independent Zambian organisation CIDRZ is always interested in providing concrete and productive staff development initiatives. Recently a large group of managers underwent a training series on “Organisational Behaviour” delivered by lecturers from the University of Zambia. Other in-house training opportunities for staff, HealthCorps Fellows and trainees include the general principals of research and research design; epidemiology, statistics, and data analysis; programme management and Good Clinical Practices (GCP), as well as selected health programme area topics. In addition, there are weekly research meetings open to all staff that provide one-hour presentations on leading-edge research and health systems strengthening programmes from both internal and external experts.

A new addition to our staff training curriculum is the 3-month long University of Washington Department of Global Health e-learning Leadership and Management in Health course. In the last quarter of 2015 almost twenty CIDRZ managers and project/programme coordinators pictured above took this course which focuses on the practical leadership and management skills required to work in complex global health environments.

UW Leadership & Management in Health course



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