Research and Public Health Training

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Research and Public Health Training


CIDRZ provides meaningful opportunities for practical public health experience for Zambian and international scholars, and exposure to research practice and operations in a vibrant international setting.


1) CIDRZ HealthCorps Public Health Fellowships – 2016/17 Call for Applications: Now CLOSED

The annual CIDRZ HealthCorps Fellowship provides valuable international experience for future public health leaders. This one-year training programme integrates fellows into existing CIDRZ programmes and research projects, with mentorship provided by CIDRZ faculty and staff. The fellowship targets Zambian and International public health, medical, nursing and management graduates who are passionate about global health and wish to gain further professional experience and mentorship. Entry is competitive and Master’s degree preparation is preferred, however those with a Bachelor’s degree and substantial experience are welcome to apply. Previous international work experience is highly regarded, but not required.

CIDRZ HealthCorps fellows have taken part in:

  • Health programme implementation   
  • Implementation science and clinical trials research
  • Data management and statistical analysis
  • Laboratory science
  • Grant management
  • Operations management


2) Short-term CIDRZ Internship Attachments

Throughout the year, CIDRZ accepts applications from Zambian undergraduate or postgraduate students seeking short-term placements ranging from one to six months. These requests are managed on a case-by-case basis and may include a range of technical (e.g., laboratory, study implementation, pharmacy) and administrative (e.g., accounting, human resource, ICT) disciplines. Queries can be directed to


3) Global Health Corps Fellowship Programme

CIDRZ participates as a site for the Global Health Corps, an international programme for promising professionals in the early stages of their public health career. The emphasis on “paired” local and international trainees – a hallmark of the programme – enhances the bi-directional exchange of knowledge and encourages future collaboration. To date, Global Health Corps Fellows have worked closely with the CIDRZ Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme of Zambia, under expert research and public health mentorship.


4) Minority Health International Research Training Program

CIDRZ is a training site for the Minority Health International Research Training Program, which the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health offers.

Minority undergraduate, graduate and health professions students who have an interest in research experience in the areas of nutrition, tropical infectious diseases, reproductive health and/or sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, or chronic disease explore international health research through exposure to a three- to six-month long attachment under the direction of Dr. Pauline Jolly, PhD, MPH, the Program Director and other UAB/CIDRZ mentors.


5) ViiV Healthcare

The ViiV Healthcare Independent Medical Education programme aims to strengthen public health and clinical trials research capacity of promising Zambian public health graduates and thus increase the output of quality public health and clinical research in Zambia.

CIDRZ partners with the University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA) to lead ViiV interns through a six-month practical curriculum of training in epidemiology, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Ethics and Human Subjects Protections (HSP), regulatory affairs, research design, statistical analysis, and scientific writing.

Call for Applications are announced in September and January of each year.


6) Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

CIDRZ is an active site for two Fogarty Global Health Fellowships funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health: UNC- Johns Hopkins-Morehouse-Tulane and Vanderbilt–Duke–Emory–Cornell. Through a competitive process, pre- and postdoctoral trainees are provided 12 months of dedicated support to gain valuable research experience in an international setting. Mentored by senior investigators in Zambia, trainees work in the focus areas of HIV, tuberculosis, maternal-child health, primary healthcare, childhood immunisation, and cervical cancer screening, among others.