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EDCTP aims through research integration to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and microbicides against HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa. EDCTP s... more.
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Mr. Pascoal Mocumbi is the High Representative of EDCTP since March 2004.
Mr. Pascoal Mocumbi is to raise the visibility of the EDCTP and gaining political support, particular within Africa, and to contribute to EDCTP's fundraising activities. Mr. Pascoal Mocumbi became Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique from 1994 to 2004. Prior to that Mr. Pascoal Mocumbi headed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during eight years and the Ministry of Health for six years. Mr.Pascoal Mocumbi received his medical degree from the University of Lausanne, did his internship in Switzerland, and practiced medicine as obstetrician and gynecologist in hospitals throughout Mozambique. As Prime Minister Mr.Pascoal Mocumbi led the establishment of National AIDS Council of Mozambique to coordinate the implementation of the national response to HIV. Mr. Pascoal Mocumbi served from 1989 to 1998 in the World Health Organization's Task Force on Health and Development and is committed to the importance of public health as an essential arm for sustainable development. Mr. Pascoal Mocumbi dedicates a special professional interest to the maternal-infantile health, having given personal contribution, while Minister of health. Pascoal Manuel Mocumbi was born on April 10th of April 1941.
Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize - EDCTP
This prize is in recognition of Dr Pascoal Mocumbi, EDCTP's first High Representative and former Prime Minister of Mozambique, for his outstanding contribution to fostering global partnerships in health research and his support for capacity strengthening in Africa.
Objective of the prize During his 10-year-tenure as High Representative of EDCTP (2004-2013), Dr Mocumbi worked to promote capacity development initiatives and networking, as well as championing African ownership in various partnerships. He urged policy makers to support funding of health research in their own countries and to commit themselves to solving national health problems. About Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Dr Pascoal Mocumbi During his tenure as High Representative, Dr Mocumbi assisted EDCTP in building political support, particularly in Africa. He was engaged in many international meetings with high-level representatives from Africa and Europe, including a meeting with the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and other stakeholders to discuss current and future challenges related to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. In 2011, he represented EDCTP at the Senior Officers of the EU-AU Meeting (SOM EU-AU) dialogue. Moreover, he addressed the High-Level Meetings on the second EDCTP programme in Cape Town, South Africa (2012), and the Second High-Level Meeting on EDCTP2 in Dakar, Senegal (2013). He was Prime Minister of Mozambique from 1994 to 2004. Prior to that, he headed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 8 years and the Ministry of Health for 6 years. From 1989 to 1998, Dr Mocumbi served in the World Health Organization's Task Force on Health and Development. In 2005, he was appointed WHO Good Will Ambassador for Maternal, New-born and Child Health for the African Region. He has also had an active role in other global health initiatives. Pascoal Mocumbi obtained his medical degree from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1973. After completing his studies, he returned to Mozambique where he practiced medicine as obstetrician and gynaecologist in hospitals throughout the country before serving in political high office.
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Dr Pascoal Mocumbi
High Representative, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership former Prime Minister of Mozambique Dr. Pascoal Mocumbi is the High Representative of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) since March 2004. His mandate is to raise the visibility of the EDCTP and gaining political support, particular within Africa, and to contribute to the EDCTP's fundraising activities. The Partnership aims to contribute towards reducing the burden of the main poverty-related diseases and transferring empowerment to the developing world. Its goal is to accelerate the development of new or improved clinical interventions against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and build leadership in health research in developing countries, so that they will be able to diagnose and respond to their own needs. Dr. Mocumbi is also WHO Good Will Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health for the African Region. He also has active role in global health initiatives serving on the Coordinating Committee of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, contributes to the establishment of global coordinating mechanisms for the development of a preventive vaccine against HIV. He serves as Commissioner in the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH), and on the boards of the Alliance of Health policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), the International Advisory Board (IAB) of Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP), the International Women Health Coalition (IWHC), and the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF). In 2005 he was elected to membership of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Dr Mocumbi was Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique from 1994 to 2004. Prior to that, he headed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during eight years and the Ministry of Health for 6 years. He received his medical degree from the University of Lausanne, did his internship in Switzerland, and practiced medicine as obstetrician & gynaecologist in hospitals throughout Mozambique. As Prime Minister he led the establishment of Mozambique the National AIDS Council to coordinate the implementation of the national HIV response. Dr Mocumbi served (1989-1998) in the World Health Organization's Task Force on Health and Development. Dr. Mocumbi is committed to the importance of public health as an essential arm for sustainable development. Dr Mocumbi has expertise in health systems and women's health issues.
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