The United States President’s Emergence Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Fogart gave financial support for HEPI – Health Professional Education Partnership Initiative Program implemented by the consortium which includes Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Mozambican Institute for Health Education and Research (MIHER) for Mozambique’s health professional training in the field of scientifically initiation.
The total of Aid is $3,238,965 (three millions, thirty eight, nine hundred and sixty five American dollars) and aim to support Mozambique’s health professional to develop research which will contribute to the national and global effort for AIDS relief.
Beyond the consortium Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Mozambican Institute for Health Education and Research (MIHER) another institution are included in this financial support by PEPFAR in sub-Saharan Africa such as Addis Abeba University (Ethiopia); University of Nairobi (Kenya); Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science (Tanzania); Umbara University of Science and Technology e Makarere University (Uganda), University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe), including The AFREhealth – African Forum for Health Investigation and Innovation.
This program is expecting for more coordination of research fields and reinforcement of cooperation between training and research institution in biomedical sciences, so that, accordingly can give the contribution to catch up the long term objectives of their countries in efficiently, accessible and embracing health care for the citizens.
In Mozambique, the program aims to mass training of health professionals to develop research to face health problems in the country, and ensure continuity of the latest initiatives such as “Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI)” and “Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI)” both implemented in 11 sub-Saharan African countries between 2010-2015.
The project is coordinated by professor Emilia Virgínia Noormahomed from Eduardo Mondlane University. She has been studding clinic and epidemiological issues and toll laboratorial development for tropical diseases diagnostic, especially malaria, shistosomiasis, neurocysticercosis, and HIV co-infection.
Professor EmíliaNoormahomed and her multidiscipline team, formed by professors Sam Patel, Jorge Ferrão, Alcido Nguenha, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Carla Carrilho, Mamudo Ismail, Jahit Sacarlal, Maria Alexandra Rodrigues, Moshin Sidat and Esperança Sevene are also working to develop initiative models for pre and post-graduation training for trainers and researcher for their involvement in national health system and brain permanence in a specific geographical areas where is not more health professionals.