The Research Council of Zimbabwe [RCZ] a statutory body mandated to promote direct, supervise and co-ordinate research in Zimbabwe, hosted the 11th Edition of the ZIRS on 16 and 17 February 2017 at the Harare International Conference Centre. The symposium was officially opened by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, RG Mugabe on 17 February 2017. The exhibition included Governmental, Parastatal, Educational and Non-Governmental organizations. The event was attended by members of the public, attracting interest from primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities, industry and commerce among other interested groups.
The UZ-UCSF exhibit shared important information on HVTN, HPTN, MTN, IMPAAACT and ACTG network’s ongoing and recently completed research studies using Information Educational and Communication materials (IEC) such as posters, fliers and pamphlets. The UZ-UCSF exhibition captured the interests of most delegates within the conference, with particular interest in research in development with respect to biomedical interventions to curb the HIV epidemic and tuberculosis as an important global health concern. The UZ-UCSF was one of the busiest exhibits for the 2 day international research symposium.