Health System strengthening is a key thematic area at the BRTI and is led by the Centre for International Health and Policy department.


Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans.


The epidemiology research program seeks to reduce the HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and other infectious diseases burden by conducting large.

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Recent Projects

At BRTI we undertake many projects with encredible perfomance from various stakeholders mainly from Non Governmental Organisations(NGOs), individuals and Governments.


Community-based research on HIV using critical skills in genomics, bioinformatics and data science to analyse behavioural and biologic interventions for …


A cluster-randomised trial that aims to determine the impact of community-based integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for youth…

Manicaland Project

The Manicaland centre is commited to multidisciplinary research that help us understand and respond to trends in the spread, impact and control of the HIV…


Trials of Excellence in Southern Africa (TESA) consortium which is a continuation of the TESA I. TESA I was founded by a group on 9 institutions… 

COP 19

Health system strengthening is a key thematic research area at the Biomedical Research & Training Institute (BRTI) and is led by the Centre for International…


Despite the intensified use of Insecticide Residual Spraying (IRS) and Insecticide Treated Nets, parts of Zimbabwe have been experiencing …


Impaired linear growth, is one of the most common manifestations of vertically-acquired HIV which can adversely impact bone and muscle…  


Youth have the highest incidence of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa but the lowest rates of testing. The feasibility and acceptability of HIV self-testing …


A multi-site, individually randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. The trial aims to assess whether adjuvant treatment..


A multi-disciplinary project, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, that is investigating the leading causes of fever …


A multi-disciplinary project, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, that is investigating the leading causes of fever …

Laboritory Services

The BRTI laboratory is registered with Health Professions Council and also accredited for ISO 15189 standards of operation. For quality assurance, the lab subscribes to both the Zimbabwe National Quality Assurance Programme (ZINQAP) and several External Quality Assurance schemes which include, College of American Pathologist (CAP)…..

Molecular diagnostics

This is a cross cutting unit, in which molecular assays are being done for detection, quantification of Viral loads, detection of Anti Retro Viral resistance (ARV)…


Tb diagnostics

TB laboratory which was housed at the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory (NMRL) through an MOU with MoHCC …



 General Microbiology lab which process culture, identification and drug sensitivity testing of bacterial diseases and also does parasitology and mycology…



The fourth department is the Serology, cell culture and immunology laboratory which performs immunological investigations including ELISPOT assay, 

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