CIDRZ has a strong commitment to answering key research questions relevant to Zambia and the region. We achieve this mission by conducting high quality clinical trials and implementation science.
Knowledge generated during healthcare service delivery informs research questions, and the results of research studies directly inform programmes.
While CIDRZ has performed numerous influential studies, this work has been enhanced by our relationship and engagement with local and international policymakers. We have strived to bridge the gap between research and policy, allowing CIDRZ to inform clinical practice and promote evidence-based strategies locally, regionally, and globally.
Because of our strong focus on programme implementation and evaluation, many of our studies seek to directly improve the provision and uptake of services, using culturally relevant and resource appropriate strategies. In our clinical trials, we work with the District and Provincial Health Offices to ensure that the care at the clinic is raised to new standards, through infrastructure support and facility-wide training.
CIDRZ studies have ranged from small pharmacokinetic and behavioural studies to individual and cluster randomized trials to large multi-country programme evaluations. We are currently involved in several multi-site initiatives, including the U.S. NIH-DAIDS Clinical Trials Units, the IeDEA Southern Africa collaboration, the AERAS TB Vaccines Network, and the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth.
We have dedicated departments for study regulatory affairs, data management and analysis, quality control and assurance, research pharmacy, and research laboratory.
Working with Partner Zambian Institutions and Organizations
CIDRZ research is conducted in collaboration with several local institutions, including the University of Zambia, the University Teaching Hospital, and other implementing organisations. We have used this platform to further research training, both for Zambians and expatriates.
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