THE CIDRZ CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION PROGRAM IN ZAMBIA IS A SCALABLE MATRIX OF MODERN TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, TASK SHIFTING AND COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION THAT SAVES LIVES. DR. CHARLES HOLMES, CEO, CIDRZ
THE IDEA BEHIND The Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CIDRZ) is a Zambian NGO that started in 2001 to help increase the health of Zambians. Besides programs for the prevention of cervical cancer and breast cancer control, the centre also works with the treatment and care of people infected with HIV and tuberculosis. CIDRZ collaborates with the Zambian government to strengthen primary healthcare systems. The centre also conducts research into healthcare practice and training for the benefit of local communities.