THE 8th Health Research Conference has opened in Lusaka, drawing 1,000 local and international delegates.
Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is participating at with CIDRZ Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Roma Chilengi being one of the key speakers at the conference.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Breaking New Ground in Health Research: Moving from Results to Implementation —Without Leaving Anyone Behind”.
Dr. Godfrey Biemba, Conference Organizing Chairperson and National Health Research Authority Director said in his opening remarks “the theme recognizes Zambia’s progress in the filed of health research but acknowledges that there is need to translate that research into action”
CIDRZ Director of Clinical Services Dr. Mwanza Wa Mwanza presented on Lusaka Surge update and HIV case finding, other presenters were Ms. Mary Mwila Kazimbaya who presented on “Rotavirus prevalence, co-infections and genetic diversity of vaccinated children in Zambia”; Dr. Daniel Mwamba and Dr. Mwanza of Community Adherence Group (CAG) uptake among HIV virologically unsuppressed patients.
Others are Helene Smith, “Early Results of Universal Test and Treat Implementation in a large Zambian Correctional Facility”; Chanda Mwamba on Vaccine-related perceptions influencing demand in three compounds in Lusaka, Zambia, and Martha Mwendafilumba on “The Community Health Workers Perception of Motivational Incentives”.
CIDRZ is also exhibiting at the conference, giving participants an opportunity to learn more about what the organisation does in terms of research, training and service delivery.