• Organization TypeInstitute
  • HeadquartersZambia

Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

Solving multifaceted health issues is complex - It’s a complicated process, but CIDRZ is uniquely positioned to guide it. Using our strong technical expertise and years of experience in the field, our strong relationships with the Zambian government, and our ability to leverage funding from multiple international donors, we are uniquely positioned to identify and address health problems in the country and the African region. The CIDRZ approach is effective. We conduct intensive needs assessments to understand the ongoing challenges for the local health systems. We engage relevant partners to design and implement realistic solutions. We monitor our progress towards improved health outcomes, both at the individual and population level. The interplay between each step is critical and the result is a continuous loop that allows us to take past experiences to inform future decisions. Through this process, we have steadily expanded access to care and improved healthcare quality across a range of services. In addition, because our sole focus is on Zambia, we have a nuanced understanding of health systems on the ground and are able to nimbly respond to priorities identified by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health. CIDRZ works closely with the Government of the Republic of Zambia to address priority health issues in-line with the national research agenda and, thus, bring research evidence to practice. We believe that research should improve the standard of healthcare, foster collaboration, and strengthen in-country expertise. CIDRZ research is designed to inform local, national and international policy and has resulted in changes to global health guidelines. CIDRZ Vision A Zambia, and a region, in which all people have access to quality healthcare and enjoy the best possible health, including a life free of AIDS. CIDRZ Mission To improve access to quality healthcare in Zambia through innovative capacity development, exceptional implementation science and research, and impactful and sustainable public health programmes
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Staff at Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) have experience in


  • reproductive health
  • data management
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • infectious disease
  • research & development


  • test
  • save the children international


  • zambia
  • united states
  • ethiopia
  • uganda
  • canada


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience


Contract Awards

Provision of Access to Global Health Solutions

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

Lab Innovation for Excellence (LIFE)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Achieving Control of the HIV Epidemic in Zambia (ACHIEVE)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Community Mobilization for Preventive Action

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Optimizing Momentum Toward Sustainable Epidemic Control

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Integrated Decision Analytics Support (IDeAS) Program

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Strategic Actions on Development of Passive Immunization

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

Company Offices

  • Zambia (headquarters)
  • Lusaka
  • Plot 34620, Off Alick Nkhata Road, Mass Media
  • 10101
  • Zambia
  • Lusaka
  • CIDRZ Central Laboratory Kalingalinga District Clinic Off Alick Nkhata Road, Kalingalinga