The Manicaland Centre for Public Health Research recently hosted two workshops in Zimbabwe for national and local stakeholders in the HIV response. The aim of the workshops was to share the results of research by the Manicaland Centre and discuss their policy and programme implications.
Dr Constance Nyamukapa, Research Operations Director of the Manicaland Centre for Public Health Research, has been recognised with a “Highly Commended” award for “Outstanding Achievement through Collaborative Research”. The award was originally presented at the Imperial Faculty of Medicine’s 25th Anniversary Staff Awards in January, but Constance is based in Zimbabwe, so was unable to attend the ceremony. As a result, Prof. Simon Gregson presented the award to Constance at the Manicaland Centre Field Office, in a small gathering on April 4th.
In a short speech, Simon highlighted Constance’s longstanding commitment to research at the Manicaland Centre, and her key role in ensuring that the Centre’s many partnerships are effective. He acknowledged that Constance has led the field operations for the Manicaland Centre successfully since 1998 and continues to play a pivotal role in research on HIV in Zimbabwe.
Upon receiving the award, Constance thanked the field team for their support in all the Centre’s research to understand both the HIV epidemic and potential interventions to control its spread. She remarked that she considers her award as recognition of the team’s collective dedication to working together to produce high quality findings.
Everyone at the Manicaland Centre congratulates Constance on this remarkable achievement and looks forward to her continued contributions to research at the Centre.