Mozambique is a vast country with a recognized HIV epidemic and a high burden of neglected tropical diseases. ASM has been working in collaboration with local partners to address the country’s immediate laboratory capacity needs at the national and regional level since 2008. ASM aims to build long-term capacity to mitigate the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic via the U. S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.
LabCap in Mozambique
- Clinical microbiology
- Field Epidemiology
ASM catalyzed south-to-south collaboration on Mycology
Mycology is an important and neglected area of clinical diagnostics in Mozambique. In response, ASM catalyzed a south-to-south training collaboration to enable learning in Portuguese. Armed with the basic mycology skills following training at the Feevale University in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, two technicians have gone on to address the shortcomings at their labs.
In March 2013, the lab director at the Central Hospital in Maputo, Tomas, declared, “We started to implement. We allocated a full [room] for Mycology in the Micro lab of HCM.’
Ambassadors to Mozambique
County Ambassador - Taking Applications
Young Ambassador - Taking Applications