As a Zambian-led organization, we are passionate about training and developing local scientists, and offering the employment opportunities necessary to allow Zambians to pursue a career in medical research locally, without having to re-locate. We feel that medical research is a growing part of the Zambian economy and that there are opportunities to follow in South Africa's footsteps, and become regional leaders in this sector.
Central to this objective, is the transition from making Zambia a great place to evaluate imported medical technologies, to a great place to develop medical technology, with the ultimate goal of becoming a medical technology exporter. We have several studies ongoing in which we intend to develop infectious disease diagnostic assays, which are both affordable and tailored towards the pathogen strains specific to sub-Saharan Africa.
Our training programmes involve both short course and extended post graduate training, through both the University of Zambia School of Medicine and our international partners.