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United States-Zambia Addressing Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases (US-Zambia Risk NCD)

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Funding Fogarty Program

Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

United States-Zambia Addressing Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases (US-Zambia Risk NCD)

Principal Institution

George Washington University

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Hyder, Adnan A; Michelo, Charles; Paichadze, Nino

Project Contact Information

hydera1@gwu.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2022–2027

Country

Zambia

Collaborators

George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH); University of Zambia School of Public Health (UNZA-SPH)

Project Description

The United States-Zambia Addressing Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases in Zambia (US-Zambia Risk-NCD) program will enhance capacity for research, training and policy direction on the long-term health and economic consequences of major risk factors for NCDs, which are large contributors to Zambia's burden of disease.

Applying transformative capacity development model for Zambians by Zambians with US technical assistance, we will address the major gap in chronic disorders by focusing on key risk factors and establish mechanisms to ensure long-term sustainability for a strong research enterprise in Zambia.

The program aims to develop trainee researcher skills; create a sustainable platform for discussion among researchers, practitioners, policy makers and donors; and further strengthen the research enterprise around NCDs at UNZA by establishing a unit to support such research.

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