Welcome to the Manicaland Centre
The Manicaland Centre for Public Health Research is a major collaborative scientific HIV/STD Prevention research initiative that has been underway in rural areas of eastern Zimbabwe since the early 1990s. The principal collaborating institutions in the project are the Biomedical Research and Training Institute in Harare and Imperial College London. We also have joint research projects with people from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Copenhagen.
The Manicaland Project has one of the largest prospective population-based surveys in Africa. This has allowed us to uniquely track trends in the spread, impact and control of the epidemic in Zimbabwe. Using quantitative, qualitative and mathematical modelling methods to describe and interpret trends in the HIV epidemic in eastern Zimbabwe, the Project has contributed significantly to our understanding of the HIV epidemic in Africa. You can access our research publications here.