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Center for Family Health Research in Zambia (CFHRZ)

More than 28 years experience

Since its establishment in 1994, the Center for Family Health Research in Zambia (CFHRZ) has been a pioneering force in clinical research. Specializing in HIV vaccine research, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as infectious diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and the recent global pandemic, COVID-19, CFHRZ has played a vital role in advancing healthcare in Zambia. With a rich history of groundbreaking studies, the center has contributed significantly to the development of innovative prevention and treatment strategies for HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases. Additionally, CFHRZ has been a steadfast provider of couples counseling services, particularly for discordant couples impacted by HIV and the challenges posed by COVID-19. Through their comprehensive research and compassionate care, CFHRZ continues to make invaluable contributions to the health and well-being of individuals and communities affected by these infectious diseases in Zambia.

Expertise and Focus Areas

At the Center for Family Health Research in Zambia (CFHRZ), our expertise lies in the critical field of vaccine research, specifically focusing on infectious diseases such as COVID-19, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and tuberculosis (TB). Our organization is dedicated to advancing the development and testing of vaccines, including evaluating the efficacy of vaccines developed by pharmaceutical companies. In the context of COVID-19, CFHRZ has actively conducted studies to assess the efficacy of the Moderna vaccine, a prominent vaccine against the virus. These studies have involved rigorous monitoring and analysis of vaccine effectiveness, side effects, and immune response in diverse populations. In addition, CFHRZ plays a crucial role in monitoring acute HIV infections and Sero-conversion, contributing to the understanding of early HIV diagnosis and treatment interventions. Our research efforts in the realm of vaccine development and infectious diseases demonstrate our commitment to improving public health outcomes and providing valuable insights into combating major global health challenges.
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Participating in research studies offers individuals a unique opportunity to contribute to scientific advancements and make a tangible impact on healthcare. By volunteering as a research participant, individuals can play an active role in shaping the development of new treatments, therapies, and preventive measures. Additionally, participants often gain access to cutting-edge medical interventions, specialized care, and valuable health information that can benefit their own well-being and that of future generations.


To participate in a research study, individuals generally need to meet specific requirements. These can include factors such as age, health status, and meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria set by the researchers. Informed consent is crucial, ensuring participants understand the study's purpose and potential risks and benefits. Reviewing eligibility criteria and discussing any concerns with the research team is essential before deciding to participate.


Participating in a research study offers numerous benefits. Firstly, it allows individuals to contribute to scientific advancements and the development of new treatments, therapies, and preventive measures. Participants may gain access to cutting-edge medical interventions and specialized care not readily available elsewhere. Additionally, involvement in research studies provides an opportunity to actively engage in one's own healthcare and potentially improve personal health outcomes. Moreover, participants often receive thorough health assessments, monitoring, and follow-up, which can lead to early detection and intervention for health issues. Lastly, contributing to research can have a broader societal impact by helping future generations and advancing our collective understanding of various health conditions.