By working in close collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health, the CIDRZ Pharmaceutical Services Department has supported the Government’s National ART and PMTCT scale-up to ensure an uninterrupted supply of HIV/AIDS commodities. We have provided technical assistance to improve medical supply and drug availability through effective commodity management including drug forecasting, procurement, and stock inventory management and warehousing.
CIDRZ Pharmaceutical Services Department is the leading training resource in good research and pharmacy practices in Zambia.
The CIDRZ Pharmaceutical Services Department ensures that Good Pharmacy Practices are adhered to in all CIDRZ research that includes a pharmacy component. In addition, we offer guidance and training in the establishment of world-class research pharmacies through:
- Development of pharmacy plans, accountability records and regulatory files
- Formulation of standard operating procedures
- Submission of clinical trial applications to the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority
- Mentoring and trainings
The CIDRZ Pharmaceutical Services Department has also developed curricula and conducted trainings in pharmaceutical quality improvement, and monitoring and evaluation. We also support continuous education of Evelyn Hone College and University of Zambia Pharmacy students through attachments aimed at giving them exposure to pharmaceutical research.