Research

Zambart research mostly focuses on the overlap between HIV and TB and aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by the epidemics.

Zambart  has recently completed the largest ever TB/HIV intervention trial – Zambia-South Africa TB and AIDS Reduction (ZAMSTAR), a joint collaboration with the LSHTM and the Desmond Tutu TB Center at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, conducted as part of the CREATE consortium. This trial found that a household level intervention of combined TB/HIV care reduced both the prevalence of tuberculosis in adults and new Tuberculosis infections in children when measured at the community level.

Research Sites

Zambart’s current research is taking place in  Chawama, Kanyama, George, Chipata, Chongwe, Kafue, and Luangwa in Lusaka Province; Makululu and Ngungu in Kabwe, Central Province; Shampande in Choma, Dambwa and Maramba in Livingstone, Southern Province; Chifubu and Chipulukusu in Ndola, and Chimwemwe and Ndeke in Kitwe, Copperbelt Province.

Previous research has taken place in the following additional sites: Pemba and Batoka in Southern Province; Senama and Mansa Central in Mansa, Luapula Province; George Compound in Lusaka, and Chipata in Eastern Province.