4 July 2016
Zvitambo (Zimbabwe) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Zvitambo is a non-profit organization working to improve infant and maternal health in Zimbabwe, and to disseminate our findings to improve health globally. We conduct research and provide technical support and education to reduce the burden of malnutrition and infectious diseases.
Zvitambo was initially formed to conduct a trial of 14,110 mother-infant pairs assessing the impact of vitamin A supplementation on mother-to-child-transmission (read about this project here). Within that trial, we also developed an intervention to inform and support women about infant feeding in the context of HIV. After the completion of the vitamin A trial, Zvitambo expanded and became a non-profit company that conducts multiple projects funded by national and international donors.
Our work is multi-disciplinary, and encompasses technical expertise in nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene, HIV surveillance, prevention and treatment, and health systems strengthening. Zvitambo has cutting edge research infrastructure that includes a data management center and laboratory.
We are legally registered as a non-profit company with the Ministry of Justice of Zimbabwe, and operate under two Memoranda of Understanding with the government, one with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, and the second with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare.