Description/achievement of initiative
The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) “Women First” commits $3.5 million and commits to raise an additional $6.5 million. 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.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Ministry of Health in Zambia; Fisher Foundation of Detroit; ASHA