The Zambia Center for Applied Health Research and Development (ZCAHRD) is a registered non-governmental organization based in Lusaka, Zambia. ZCAHRD is composed of faculty and staff of the Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD) at Boston University and Zambian public health professionals and specialists, who are working together to carry out applied policy- and program-relevant research on critical issues of public health importance. The goal is to generate evidence to support health policy decisions that will improve public health and well-being in Zambia. ZCAHRD is also involved in health program evaluations and health service delivery.