About Us

The mission of the BRTI is to promote the health and quality of life of the peoples of Africa through research and training in the field of biomedicine.  The institute emphasises the need to establish and maintain the highest levels of quality, professionalism, ethical standards and efficiency in its activities.


BRTI operates as an independent organization with  its  own  structure  & philosophy as determined  by  a  Board  of  Directors.    Board members are drawn from the scientific, business and philanthropic communities of Zimbabwe. There are five major divisions within BRTI which are, Administration, Finance, Research and Training, Laboratory and Projects.


The administration section provides human resource and financial management of projects administered through BRTI. The human resource section includes assistance in staff recruitment and management of personnel files, compliance with legal responsibilities and administration of time sheets.


The BRTI laboratory is ISO 15189 accredited. It is situated at the BRTI main premises, number 10 Seagrave Road, Avondale  Harare. Laboratory units include Molecular, Tuberculosis Diagnosis, General Micro-Biology and Serelogy. 



BRTI has a dedicated training room can accommodate up to 40 trainees, with modern projection equipment. There is guarded parking within the premises and outside. In addition, BRTI has a spacious garden with seats and tables for small discussion groups, and a small covered gazebo for larger discussion groups.

Background & Objectives

The BRTI was registered in Zimbabwe in 1995 as a non-profit making organization under Section 22 of the Companies Act (Reg. No.1676/95). The Institute implements research projects and provides training and support services in public health, biomedicine and health research mostly focusing on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and operational research. Its mission is to promote the health and quality of life of the peoples of Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa Development Community SADC region through fostering research, training and research informed interventions in all fields that are relevant to essential national health needs. The main role of the BRTI is to provide the support that researchers in all aspects of health need to become effective in influencing policy.

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Our Team

Dr. S. Munyati, PhD

Director General

Prof L. Gwanzura

Laboratory Director

Prof L. Zijenah

Scientific Director