Ana Olga H Mocumbi, MD, PhD, FESC

Chronic & Non-Communicable Diseases Division, Ministery of Health, National Health Institute & Eduardo Mondlane University, Salvador Allende, Maputo, Mozambique

Dr. Mocumbi received her M.D. from Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) and her Ph.D. from the Imperial College London (United Kingdom). She has been linked to training activities since her initial years at the Faculty of Medicine, where she was Assistant in Practical Lectures in Anatomy. After her initial medical training Dr. Mocumbi went to a remote area to work as a general practitioner for four years, and afterwards got her specialization in Cardiology at the Heart Institute in Mozambique and a Diploma in Pediatric Cardiology from René Descartes University in Paris, France. She has been actively involved in the training of medical doctors and other health staff (general and pediatric nurses, laboratory technicians, medical technicians) during her carrier, through working at the University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), the High School of Medicine and Technology (ISCTEM), the Higher Institute for Health Professionals (ISCISA) and the Institutes of Health Sciences in Mozambique. Dr. Mocumbi is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal of the National Health Institute in Mozambique (Revista Moc Ciencias de Saúde).

She has been working as a clinician ad lecturer since her graduation. Substantial administration and management skills/expertise was gained while serving as General Practitioner and Provincial Manager of Health Resources and Training in a Mozambique Province between 1993 and 1997, and Deputy Director and Head of Research Department at the Heart Institute in Mozambique from 1999 to 2011. During and after that period she has participated in several national and international courses on endemic disease, medical education, leadership and management. Additional relevant experience was gained as a temporary adviser/consultant to the Ministry of Health where she participated in designing curricula, as well as writing and reviewing manuals for use by health workers in Mozambique.

She has authored several papers in indexed international scientific journals.