From HIV to Ebola to Zika, the effectiveness of public health responses has never been more critical, and organizations conducting this work are under increasing scrutiny. In Zambia, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia or CIDRZ addressed an issue shared by many developing-world health institutions: serious gaps in its organizational capacity to fulfill its mission.
I spoke with CIDRZ Director and CEO, Dr. Charles Holmes, about the changes that he and his team have undertaken over the last four years. They have refocused the CIDRZ mission and vision, re-examined its partnerships, and built systems to become a leading scientific and research institute, patient services organization, and local talent capacity-builder.
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