FUNDAÇAO MANHIÇA – Manhiça Health Research Center

CISM is a consolidated research center, highly specialized and with a strong capacity for research on transmissible diseases prevalent in Mozambique, with particular focus on the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the country (malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and bacterial diseases).

The CISM is managed by The Manhiça Foundation, a private non-profit foundation, created in 2008 by the governments of Mozambique and Spain, the National Institute of Health of Mozambique (INS), The Clinical Foundation for Biomedical Research (Hospital Clínic-University of Barcelona) and Dr. Pascoal Mocumbi as an honorary founding member.

Main tasks in the project

CISM will be leading both clinical trials of the study to be implemented in Mozambique. Led by Dr. Inácio Mandomando the team will be taking part to the activities of implementation subsequent to the development of the device and identification of the biomarkers.

CISM will also lead the WP6 dedicated to the socio-behavioral sciences that will aim to understand the adoption of new technologies by patients and also clinical personnel.