Welcome From The Zambart Team

Welcome to the Zambart website and thank you for taking the time to visit.  The website provides an opportunity for you to become familiar with the multi-disciplinary research that is conducted by Zambart staff.

Zambart is a research organization that grew out of a collaboration between the University of Zambia’s School of Medicine and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine that was first established in 1988.  The initial focus of the research undertaken by Zambart was on the impact of HIV on the clinical presentation and outcome of the treatment of TB.  Zambart has now expanded to other areas of public health importance such as schistosomiasis, water and sanitation, mental health, and COVID-19.  We have a multidisciplinary team with expertise in the areas of epidemiology, clinical trials including vaccine studies, social science, laboratory, operations research, health policy analysis, health economics, development communications, counselling, and community-based research.    Central to all our work is the role of the community and ensuring meaningful engagement of communities is a key approach in all our studies.

 All our studies are  conducted in collaboration and consultation with the Ministry of Health and other relevant local Ministries and stakeholders as this ensures that the studies are relevant to the local context.  Through a rigorous process of dissemination of results at the local community, national, regional, and international levels, we make every effort to ensure that the research results contribute to policy and practice.  Our partners include local and international universities, research institutes and organizations, and local communities. 

Zambart is dedicated to strengthening the research capacity in the country by providing training opportunities for its staff members.   Training opportunities are provided as part of the studies and in addition, opportunities are provided for formal post-graduate training at master’s and PhD levels.   Zambart contributes to increasing research literacy in the local communities through our work with community advisory boards. 

We would like to thank you for your interest in Zambart and invite you to get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about the work we are doing, are looking for an opportunity to further your skills in research or would like to collaborate with us.