Zambart has been awarded a contract to conduct the 2019 National TB Drug Resistance Survey (DRS) by the Ministry of Health (MoH). The project is expected to take 15 months. Zambart previously conducted the 2001 and 2008 DRS on behalf of the MoH.
Zambart is leading the operational research task of the USAID-sponsored Eradicate TB project (ETB). From 2017-2021, ETB will work in partnership with the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) to halve TB-related mortality in the 6 northern provinces by the year 2022. Zambart has trained and mentored 4 high burden districts (Chingola, Ndola, Mpulungu, and Kapiri Mposhi) […]
Lets talk about support groups!!! Project Insaka— was a pilot study aimed at providing psychosocial support to young women (15-24 yrs. old), who are living with HIV and/or are pregnant between 28 –32 weeks, through mobile phone technology. Project Insaka was peer led, enabling participants can give and receive advice in a safe and moderate […]
YATHU YATHU: a trial in the pipeline! Yathu Yathu seeks to address the question: do community based peer led interventions increase knowledge of HIV status and coverage of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services among adolescents and young people in Zambia, in comparison to the current standard care? This is a 2 arm pragmatic cluster […]
What is the STAR Study? The acronym STAR is for Self-testing AfRica. HIV Self Testing (HIVST) is a new phenomenon in Africa and has the potential to reach the unreached population who are not aware of their status. Despite this potential, there is little evidence on acceptability, feasibility, user accuracy and effectiveness of different HIVST […]
Zambart has had a long standing affiliation with the Ministry of Health since starting out as a small research unit under collaboration between the University of Zambia and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). In Lusaka district, this relationship is further enhanced by the strong ties we have formed with the District […]
Tuberculosis (TB) still remains one of the world’s top 10 causes of death. According to the World Health Organization, 10 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.6 million died from the disease (including 0.3 million among people living with HIV). In 2017, an estimated 1 million new infections were recorded in children, and […]