Annual Consortium Meeting, Lusaka, Zambia, July 2023

SANTHE enjoyed a highly successful Annual Consortium Meeting at the Ciêla Resort in Lusaka, Zambia from the 12th to the 14th of July, 2023. Over 150 guests from collaborating sites worldwide attended the three-day meeting to participate in a scientific and social programme which included training, project updates, student oral and poster presentations, interactive sessions, and an unforgettable networking opportunity in the form of a gala dinner complete with local cuisine and dancers. Adding a further element of inspiration to the occasion, esteemed guest speaker at the event, Izukanji Sikazwe, Chief Executive Officer from the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) awed junior to senior scientists alike with her talk on “Women in Science: a journey of a thousand miles.”

SANTHE is an Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) flagship programme funded by the Science for Africa Foundation through the DELTAS Africa programme; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Gilead Sciences Inc.; and the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard.