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Organization Contact Information

Name: Biomedical Research and Training Institute
Street 1: 4th Floor, Nicoz Diamond House
Street 2: Samora Machel Street
City: Harare
Province: Harare
Post Code:
Country: Zimbabwe
Phone: +2634735000
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Peter
Last Name: Mason
Title: Director General

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Reggie
Last Name: Mutetwa
Title: TB Research Officer

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
The mission of the BRTI is to promote the health and quality of life of the peoples of Africa through research and training in the field of biomedicine. The institute emphasises the need to establish and maintain the highest levels of quality, professionalism, ethical standards and efficiency in its activities, and publishes these webpages in a spirit of openness and transparency.
With the contributions from a dedicated and professional staff complement, the BRTI has achieved 15 years of continuing growth. From its inception in 1995, the BRTI has strived to become a a centre for excellence in health research and training in Africa. We are confident that the philosophy behind the formation of BRTI, that African scientists must take responsibility for improving their own working environment, was correct. We predict that, in spite of a degree of economic uncertainty in Zimbabwe, the gains that have been made during these years can be consolidated and expanded. We look forward to the future with confidence.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 51 - 99
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
We work closely with the NTP to improve capacity for the detection of TB cases in the country. We conduct national surveys on behalf of the NTP, and provide diagnostics for TB detection in a number of populations.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Zimbabwe
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Drug-Resistant TB:
We provide national data on susceptibility testing of TB isolates, and conduct surveys for both MDR and XDR TB in Zimbabwe

We are currently conducting a national survey of the HIV infection rate amongst new TB patients

Laboratory Strengthening:
We provide on-bench training in mycobacterial isolation, identification and DST for Ministry of Health & Child Welfare and for aid organisations involved in TB detection

New Diagnostics:
We conduct evaluation studies of new diagnostics - at laboratory, clinic and operational levels

We conduct operational research on strategies to increase access to TB diagnosis and treatment


Declaration of interests:

Application date: March 9, 2010
Last updated: May 11, 2012