Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) “Women First” commits to raise an additional $6.5 million in addition to its original $3.5 million commitment. In partnership with the Ministry of Health in Zambia, CIDRZ is creating a centre for treatment, research and training on women’s health in Africa, including treatment for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS, treating children living with AIDS and tuberculosis, and cervical cancer. Additionally the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health will include a pharmacy and community centre to teach women life and job skills. CIDRZ has received support from the Fisher Foundation of Detroit, ASHA and individual and small foundation donors to support this effort.