Amelia Mandane, PhD
Emilia Noormahomed, Full Professor & MEPI Team
Until 2014 Mozambique had only 3 public Unversities training health professionals:
• The Eduardo Mondlane University(UEM)- created in 1963.
• The Lurio University(UniLurio)- created in 2007.
• TheZambeze University(Uizambeze)- created in 2007
• Postgraduate training within Mozambique was initiated only in 2001 in some Universities based in Maputo city, the capital of Mozambique offering Master’s and PhD programs.
• By 2010 only 4.5% (4500) of all Mozambique’s students were enrolled in Master’s and Doctorate training programs.
• Among the Mozambican faculties members there were only
• 67% of faculties members had a Bachelor’s degree;
• 22% of faculties members had a Master’s degree
• 11% of faculties members had PhD degree often obtained abroad.
• Posgraduate training in Mozambique become a priority and a challenge.
To meet the Mozambican Government priorities in education research and health care delivery for sustainable development of the country and MEPI goals we established the first Masterprograms at UniLurio, a Geographical underserved region of the country in 2013.
The aims of these Master’s programs are to:
1.promote faculty development of UniLúrio’sfaculty;
2.develop their teaching and research capabilities;
3.create vibrant communities of practice with common goals;
4.retain faculty in this underserved geographical region.