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Zambia still at high risk of measles outbreaks.

TDRC Director Dr. Gershom Chongwe making a presentation during the Dissemination meeting A study conducted by TDRC and its partners has revealed that Zambia is still at high risk of measles outbreaks despite the country’s vigorous immunisation programmes. The study has shown that only 82.8% of the Zambian population below the age of 50 years […]
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TDRC hosts IAEA Stakeholder Meeting

Delegates from 22 African Countries converged at Lusaka’s Golf View Hotel for a Stakeholder Engagement meeting on a Master of Applied Human Nutrition and Nuclear Techniques Curriculum hosted by TDRC on behalf of the Zambian Government.  The meeting was called to validate the curriculum in readiness for its launch in Ghana and Morrocoo next year. […]
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Zambia Still at Risk of Measles Outbreaks

A study conducted by TDRC and its partners has revealed that Zambia is still at high risk of measles outbreaks despite the country’s vigorous immunisation programmes. The study has shown that only 82.8% of the Zambian population below the age of 50 years had immunity against measles, which is below the recommended threshold of 95% […]
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16 TDRC authored abstracts presented at the 10th

16 TDRC-authored abstracts presented at the 10th Zambia Health Research Conference TDRC was a Gold sponsor of the on-going 10th Zambia Health Research Conference being hosted by the National Health Research Authority at the Mulungushi international Centre. 16 abstracts from TDRC were accepted to be presented at this conference. The Conference which was opened by […]
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The Parliamentary Committee on Health Visits TDRC

TDRC Director Dr Ray Handema, who is also the Principal Investigator of the SF2000 clinical trial explained that despite the phase 1 clinical trial results showing that SF2000SD was safe and tolerable, a phase 2 clinical trial meant to assess the efficacy of SF2000SD in HIV infected individuals could not proceed due budgetary constraints.  Dr. […]
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The TDRC Service Delivery Charter Launched

The TDRC Service Delivery Charter was this week launched at a colourful event hosted at the Protea Hotel in Ndola. The event which was graced by Health Minister Hon. Sylvia Masebo was attended by various Heads of Government Departments and stakeholders from the private sector. The charter was launched under the theme “Enhanced Community Engagement, […]
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NHIMA Board members tour TDRC Clinic, labs

The Board members of the National Health Insurance Management Scheme (NHIMA) on Monday 15th August 2022 visited TDRC and toured the Clinic and laboratories as part of the Board’s countrywide effort to acquaint themselves with how the Scheme is being implemented in the accredited facilities. NHIMA Board Chairman Dr. Richard Mwiinga indicated that for NHIMA […]
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TDRC Boosts Capacity To Diagnose Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

The Tropical Diseases Research Centre (TDRC) tuberculosis (TB) laboratory, which also serves as the regional TB reference lab for the northern region of Zambia is the main diagnostic site for drug resistant TB, a vital component in the management of the disease in infected patients. With support from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and […]
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Minister Proud of TDRC’s Culture of Excellency

Minister of Health Hon. Sylvia Masebo, says the culture of excellency that TDRC has exhibited in its operations was extremely impressive. The Minister said she was proud of how organised and clean the institution was and implored other government institutions to emulate the Centre “Clearly TDRC has demonstrated a culture of excellency in everything they […]
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