The Cerebrovascular Heart Failure, Rheumatic Heart Disease Intervention Strategy (CHRIS) is a linked award to the NECTAR programmatic award and aims at improving medical training and research capacity development in cardiovascular diseases, with a special focus on these conditions in Zimbabwe.
The CHRIS programme is designed to address human resource constraints, training needs and research capacity strengthening in cardiovascular disease/stroke at the UZCHS. This programme recognizes the dire need for services and research in non-communicable diseases in Zimbabwe.
The broader objective of the CHRIS award is to address human resource constraints and training needs in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences. This will be achieved through a number of strategies which are outlined below;