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.
mandate is to raise the visibility of the EDCTP
and gaining political support, particular within Africa, and to contribute to the EDCTP's
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
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.
served (1989-1998) in the World Health Organization's Task Force on Health and Development.
is committed to the importance of public health as an essential arm for sustainable development.
has expertise in health systems and women's health issues.