Beira Operational Research Center, Ministry of Health, National Institute of Health in Mozambique
Manuel Napúa, MD, MPHs
Scientific Director, Beira Operational Research Center, National Institute of Health in Mozambique
Manuel Napúa studied general medicine at the Catholic University of Mozambique from 2001 to 2008 and is currently pursuing a M.P.H degree at the same institution.
Dr. Napúa is the scientific director of Beira Operational Research Center (CIOB) at the National Institute of Health in Mozambique. CIOB has been conducting health implementation research in 4 central provinces of Mozambique since 2007 and Dr. Napúa is coordinating all scientific activities.
Napúa is the principle investigator of a research project focused on “Reduce of loss to follow up among HIV exposed infant in Central Mozambique”, funded by a PEER Health (Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research Health) award. He is also coordinator of research project investigating strategies for implementation of early initiation of ART among HIV Positive pregnant Woman in central Mozambique.
Before joining to the National Institute of Health/CIOB, Dr. Napua worked as coordinator on Expanded Service Delivery (ESD) of family planning methods project in 6 districts of Cabo Delgado Provence with Pathfinder International. He also worked as district medical team leader with Ministry of Health in Mueda and Montepuez districts. In 2010 he was pointed by the Ministry of Health of Mozambique to go to SEARCH research center in Gadgiroli District of India to learn about maternal, neonatal, and infant integration at health facilities and how to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rate using community health workers.