We are committed to conducting high-quality research aimed at informing policy and practice in order to improve health outcomes across the life course.
Our research has supported the national COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe, as well as working to address anti-microbial resistance as a threat to global health and development. Our infections and AMR theme encompasses social science and epidemiology, quality improvement in management of bloodstream infections and COVID-19, and a multi-country etiological study of fever.
We work on strategies for improving HIV testing and treatment outcomes. We also address the long-term HIV-associated comorbidities that have become more apparent as survival has improved because of the scale-up of HIV treatment.
A key area of our work is how to integrate HIV and SRH services, and how to improve menstrual health management and reduce “period poverty”. We are also working on strategies to promote a shift away from syndromic management of STIs to aetiological approaches to improve STI control.
Multimorbidity is an growing threat to the health and wellbeing of people worldwide. Our multimorbidity theme builds on our experience in HIV and TB research to further our understanding of the epidemiology, economic impact and experience of chronic diseases across the life course in Africa, and seeks to develop integrated, person-centred interventions that support progress towards universal health coverage.
Tuberculosis remains a leading cause of death globally. We work to improve the ways in which we screen for, diagnose and treat TB, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that the priorities of TB-affected individuals and communities are at the centre of innovations for TB control.
Adolescence is a pivotal period of growth and an opportunity for laying the foundation of a healthy
life. Our research focuses on developing and evaluating health check-up visits and youth friendly health services.