Welcome to the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, known as CIDRZ, and the outstanding work we do on behalf of the people of Zambia.
This vibrant organisation not only performs ground-breaking research to identify more effective ways to prevent and treat deadly infectious diseases in Zambia, CIDRZ is on the front-lines of providing health services to those most in need in public healthcare clinics, while training the next generation of African researchers, healthcare providers and public health leaders.
Since I joined CIDRZ as Director just over 18 months ago, we have launched a new three-year strategic plan, signed robust new Memoranda of Understanding with the Government of the Republic of Zambia, recruited outstanding new Board members, and focused intensely on strengthening our internal systems and governance controls. Our aim is for CIDRZ to be a long-term resource to Zambia, one that will create knowledge, build capacity of future health leaders and save and improve lives.
To assist us reach our vision of a Zambia in which all people have access to quality healthcare
I am excited to announce the launch of a first-ever CIDRZ Fundraising Campaign. Our goal is to raise USD 2.5 million to support our public health work so that we may continue to deliver many more years of high-quality lifesaving work as well as have the needed flexibility to act quickly on promising innovative ideas.
We ask that you join us in improving health in Zambia and the region and make a commitment to support CIDRZ. To learn more about our fundraising campaign, please click here >>>>
Charles B. Holmes, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer