Month: February 2019

What is HPTN 071 (PopART)?   HPTN 071 – Population Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy to Reduce HIV Transmission (PopART) is a research study that examined the impact of a package of HIV prevention interventions on community-level HIV incidence.  The prevention…

Laboratories continue to play an important role in disease control and prevention programmes through the provision of timely and accurate information for use in and disease surveillance patient management. In line with Zambart’s mission and objectives, the Zambart Laboratory Unit…

Health Economics Unit The Health Economics Unit was previously called Health Economics Unit at Zambart (HEUZ). Zambart has been conducting health economics related research since late 1990 when it was a research project.   The HEU aims to contribute positively to…

Zambart Data Department The majority of the 600 plus Zambart employees currently have access to a computerized device ranging from desktop and laptop computers for staff in head- and satellite offices to PDA’s (Personal Digital Assistants) and android/windows tablets for…

Strengthening TB AIDS and Malaria Prevention Programme (STAMPP) STAMPP was a five-year project that ran from November 2006 – October 2011. It was funded by the European Union and operated within the Ministry of Health parameters and systems. It’s three…

The Zambia South Africa TB and HIV Reduction study (ZAMSTAR) The Study ZAMSTAR was a 2×2 factorial design cluster randomised trial of 2 interventions; community enhanced case finding of tuberculosis (ECF) and a household level integrated TB/HIV intervention. The Outcome…

The Zambia Project for Actively Curing Tuberculosis (ZAMPACT) Background Tuberculosis continues to be a public health burden with estimated incidences having risen six fold with the advent of the HIV epidemic in Zambia. Delayed diagnosis and the lack of sensitive…

DARTZ: Diabetes and Risk of Tuberculosis in Zambia The Diabetes and Risk of Tuberculosis in Zambia (DARTZ) studies have been investigating how diabetes, commonly known as sugar or sugar disease, affects tuberculosis (TB) control in Zambia.In Zambia and other countries…

Better Health Outcomes through Mentoring and Assessment (BHOMA) The BHOMA study is a cluster randomized community trial that aims to improve clinical care quality. The study has a stepped wedge design where the intervention was rolled out gradually until all the…

HIV infection remains at a very high level in Zambia. The national HIV prevalence rate among adults 15-49 years currently stands at 14.3% (2007 ZDHS). Although this represents a slight decrease from the 15.6% prevalence observed in the 2001-02 ZDHS,…