Harare Family Care CRS is situated within the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. In January 2015 it was determined that the Parirenyatwa (Pari) CRS from an operational perspective functioned as two distinct Clinical Research Sites each with their own staff, pharmacy, and study population. It was agreed that the Parirenyatwa CRS will maintain the same site number of 30313 and continue to conduct ACTG and HPTN protocols whilst a new CRS, Harare Family Care CRS, site number 31890 was created. The CRS site conducts clinical trials from the in the following research area:
- Strategies to Address HIV and HIV-associated Infections in Pediatric and Maternal Populations
On-Site Testing and Specimen Preparation
The CRS is supported by a DAIDS-certified satellite laboratory located at CRS. The laboratory conducts on-site testing for rapid HIV tests, wet mount, urine pregnancy tests, and dipstick urinalysis, and ensure that samples are collected and their integrity maintained until they reach the CTU’s Central Laboratory, less than 1km away, where they are processed and stored. For more information on our centralized testing capacity, please see our Central Laboratory page.
The CRS has excellent support from its DAIDS certified pharmacy, located at the CRS, as well as from UZ-UCSF Central Pharmacy; at the latter, study product for all pharmacies is stored. The CRS pharmacy ensures uninterrupted service for dispensing, adherence counseling, and optimum storage of study product and HIV primary care drugs, as dictated by the various DAIDS Network protocols. For more information on our centralized pharmacy please see our Central Pharmacy page.
For inquiries related to Harare Family Care CRS and the research it conducts, please contact Site Leader,
Mutsa Bwakura: MBChB, MMED, MMedScClinEpi