Maputo, Mozambique

Site Institutions
University Eduardo Mondlane UEM  Maputo

US Institution
Yale University School of Public Health

U.S. Mentor

Sten. H.Vermund, MD, PhD
Dean, School of Public Health, Yale University




Local Mentors

Mohsin Mahomed Sidat, MD, MSc, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University Eduardo Mondlane




Research Focus
Infectious diseases, HIV, cancer, non-communicable chronic diseases

Site and Background
This site may receive fellows for training on a range of topics from infectious diseases including HIV and tuberculosis to chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease/ hypertension/ diabetes and cancer. Mozambique is a poor developing country that has seen steady economic growth in the past 10 years and as such show an early but clear epidemiological transition with infectious diseases still prevailing(malaria, HIV and tuberculosis) and chronic diseases (coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and cancer) disputing relative positions either in the pattern of disease occurrence and as cause of morbidity  and mortality. Bio-sketches of UEM-Faculty of Medicine researchers that are available to act as comentors during fellows research period is given and they detail topics that they have specialized in and produced local knowledge upon which health institutions act. UEM  Faculty of Medicine and adjacent Maputo Central (teaching) Hospital has had in the past 5 years collaboration with several universities in the US either through MEPI project or other smaller NIH funded projects (U S. Diego, UCLA in California,Vanderbilt University) and thus offers a friendly environment for exchanges. UEM has agreements with other national institutions doing health research in a network that do exchanges on a regular basis and are open for joint collaboration. The only constraint fellows should be aware is that the official language in Mozambique is Portuguese.