Chiedza Maponga, PharmD, is director in the School of Pharmacy
at the University of Zimbabwe’s College of Health Sciences,
and he also holds a visiting faculty position in the University at
Buffalo, Buffalo New York’s School of Pharmacy. As
Director of the International Pharmacotherapy Education and
Research Initiative and the Co-Director of the UB-UZ HIV
International Training and Research Program, he rotates several
times annually between the USA and Zimbabwe. He has been actively
involved in the International AIDS Clinical Trials Group activities
in the past ten years mainly through the UB and UZ collaboration.
He provides collaboration and act as co-chair responsible for the
academic and administrative aspects of the AITRP in Zimbabwe
through his role as chairman of the Zimbabwe Multidisciplinary
Clinical Pharmacology Research Priorities Committee (ZMRC).
His understanding of the Zimbabwean health care system is a great
asset in ensuring smooth implementation of the project. Within
Zimbabwe, the current national ETA program is designed to implement
current strategies for preventing HIV and optimizing treatment with
the goal of slowing and eradicating HIV.