Management and Operations
With each year we welcome new staff and say goodbye to valued members of the team. In September, we said ‘goodbye’ to the former Deputy Director- Laurie Fuller and HIV Prevention Specialist William Brad Fuller and welcomed Monique Tuyisenge-Onyegbula who shifted from her previous role as the Extramural Branch Chief to her new role as Deputy Director. Only a few short months followed with another ‘goodbye’ as we bid best wishes to Country Director Dr. Shirish Balachandra. We welcomed two new staff to the Strategic Information (SI) branch, Dr. Mobby Muzambhindo and Ms. Chiedza Marisa. PHI/CDC Fellow Rachel Silver joined the CDC Zimbabwe family to coordinate the Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZIMPHIA) 2020. Figure 1 summarizes the CDC Zimbabwe organizational diagram at the close of the year.
On January 17th, 2019, the CDC Zimbabwe team moved from the leased space to join the other United States Government (USG) agencies in the NEC. The daunting task of moving was achieved through an all hands on deck approach. The scheduled move dates coincided with a national “stay away” order issued by the Government of Zimbabwe. As a result, our staff led the pack-out and decommission of all Information Technology (IT) and security infrastructure, moved boxes from our fourth floor walk up and used USG vehicles to transport the property to the NEC. The CDC Zimbabwe team is now working in a state of the art, modern and well-resourced environment where we can call upon our colleagues from USAID or State Department with a quick visit down
the hall or upstairs.