A Center of Excellence for Biomedical Research and Training in Africa

Center for International Health Policy (CIHP) Projects

Title: Research for building pro-poor health systems during the recovery from conflict (ReBUILD 2011-2017) – Multi-Country Initiative (Consortium) Ongoing project 

Principal Investigator: Shungu Munyati

Co-Investigators: Prof Peter Mason and Brian Chandiwana           

Funder: UK Department for International Development (DFID)

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Title: Role of Men in accessing PMTCT Services (January – June 2011) 

Principal Investigator: Yotamu Chirwa

Co – Principal Investigators: Wilson Mashange and Malvern Munjoma 

Funded by: National AIDS Council Zimbabwe (NAC) 

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Title: The Global School Personnel Survey (GSPS) Zimbabwe 2008  

Principal Investigator: Shungu Munyati  

Co-Investigators: Auxillia Nyagadza and Maxwell Chirehwa 

Funder: Centre for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Atlanta and World Health Organisation (WHO-Afro) 

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 Title: A
Baseline Survey on Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviour and Practices on
Practices on Avian Influenza in rural and urban districts in Zimbabwe

Principal Investigator: Junior Mutsvangwa  

Co-investigators: Stanford Mahati, Stephen Buzuzi, Pakuromunhu Mupambireyi and Dr Pius Makaya 

Funder: Funded and coordinated by Ministry of Health and Child Welfare and UNICEF

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Title: Community-Based Nutrition Care Programme (CBNCP) Knowledge Attitude Behaviour and Practices Study / Formative Research Study (September – December 2008)


Principal investigator: Stephen Buzuzi

Co-Investigators: Prof Lucy Malaba, Wilson Mashange and Dr. Mbuya Mduduzi 

Funder: Funded and coordinated by the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Title: Responses
to HIV and AIDS and Gender Based Violence needs of cross-border mobile
populations at the Zimbabwe-South Africa border (2007 – 2008)


Principal Investigator: Stanford Mahati 

Co-Investigators: Pakuromunhu Mupambireyi and Stephen Buzuzi 

Funder: International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with United Nations Population Fund, United Nations International Children’s Fund & Save The Children- Norway 

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Title: Utilising
the PLACE Method in the Development, Implementation and Evaluation of
HIV Prevention Efforts for the Orphan Girl Child in three Priority
Prevention Areas (3 Districts) in Zimbabwe: National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (2007 – 2010) 

 Principal investigators: Brian Chandiwana and Alfred Chingono

Co- Principal Investigators: Stanford Mahati and Stephen Buzuzi

Funder: Programme of Support for OVC coordinated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Services, with the fund managed by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 

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 Title:Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) in Zimbabwe (2006 – 2007)    

Gaps in HIV Prevention among Orphans and Young People in; Hwange
District, 2006; Bindura District, 2007 and Gweru District, 2007

Principal investigators: Brian Chandiwana and Shungu Munyati

Co- Principal Investigators: Stanford Mahati, Stephen Buzuzi, Yotamu Chirwa and Wilson Mashange 

Funder: University of North Carolina and UNICEF

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Title: The
Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Interventions for the
Care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zimbabwe, South Africa and
Botswana. (2002 – 2006)


Principal Investigator: Shungu Munyati

Co-Investigators: Brian Chandiwana, Stanford Mahati and Prof Simbarashe Rusakaniko

Funder:  WK Kellogg Foundation 

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With the contributions from a dedicated and professional staff complement, BRTI has achieved  20 years of continuing growth. From its inception in 1995, the BRTI has strived to become a a centre for excellence in health research and training in Africa. We are confident that the philosophy behind the formation of BRTI, that African scientists must take responsibility for improving their own working environment, was correct. We predict that, in spite of a degree of economic uncertainty in Zimbabwe, the gains that have been made during these years can be consolidated and expanded. We look forward to the future with confidence.

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