CIDRZ has developed and expanded several women’s health service delivery platforms.
We focus our women’s health programmes on prevention and treatment for HIV, TB, women’s cancers, and pregnancy-related complications, with public health services supported in both urban and rural settings.
Women in sub-Saharan Africa face a triple burden from communicable diseases such as HIV, non-communicable diseases such as cervical cancer, and a high risk of disability or death during pregnancy. CIDRZ works closely with the Government of Zambia Provincial and District Health Offices to complement programmes already in place in these topical areas. Additionally, we work within local communities to cultivate and support community engagement in women’s health. Traditional leaders and community-based organisations partner with CIDRZ to improve rates of safe deliveries in health facilities and uptake of cancer screening services.
Protecting the Lives of Zambian Women
Through CIDRZ-supported programmes, more than 1,000,000 women have been tested for HIV and over 120,000 are receiving care.
We are a recognised global leader in cervical cancer prevention in resource-constrained environments and have trained healthcare workers from Botswana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Swaziland, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Swaziland, and China.
In addition, CIDRZ has trained and mentored healthcare providers in Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) in a variety of urban and rural settings to improve obstetric and delivery care and outcomes.