The Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is a affiliate of UAB that works closely with the Government of the Republic of Zambia to address priority health issues in-line with the national research agenda and, thus, bring research evidence to practice. We believe that research should improve the standard of healthcare, foster collaboration, and strengthen in-country expertise. CIDRZ research is designed to inform local, national and international policy and has resulted in changes to global health guidelines. Specific areas of research interest include control of hepatitis B, HIV management, and optimization of tuberculosis control and management, especially in correctional settings.

The Gorgas Course in Peru:

The course was launched as a collaborative partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia with the purpose of filling an educational gap for the international medical community seeking for an intensive experience in tropical medicine with a focus in clinical activities and substantial exposure to real patients.  The diverse geography of the country provides the participants with the unparalleled opportunity of a first-hand  exposure to the unique wide spectrum of tropical diseases that concentrate in this facility including: anthrax, bartonellosis, brucellosis, chancroid, cholera, leptospirosis, leprosy, HTLV-1, HIV, viral hepatitis, oropouche virus, yellow fever, rabies, malaria, leishmaniasis, Chagas’ disease, cyclosporiasis, strongyloidiasis, cysticercosis, echinococcosis, paragonimiasis, diphyllobothriasis, fasciolasis, histoplasmosis, sporotrichosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, chromomycosis and accidents with poisonous animals.