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