Emilia Noormahomed

Professor Emilia Virginia R. I. Noormahomed is, at present, a Full Professor of Human Parasitology at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine at the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Mozambique, since 1994 and invited Professor at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), Infectious Disease Division in US since 2010.

Since early days, she is committed in buildup research capacity and scaling up training of health professionals within the country and across the continent having participated as a founding member of several associations such as the Cysticercosis Working Group for East and South Africa (CWGESA) created in 2002, the Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research (MIHER), a Research Support Center Created thanks to the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in 2011 with the aim to reinvigorated research development in Mozambique. She is also the founding member of the African Forum for Health Professional Education (AFREhealth) created in 2016, the biggest African organization in Africa for Health Professionals education and research development.

Moreover, within the country she was appointed Dean at the UEM Faculty of Medicine (2002-2006) and Vice Chancellor at the Lurio University (2015-2017). Combined altogether and thanks to her leadership skills she was able to create and coordinate several post graduate programs in several areas of Global Health and lead a multidisciplinary team of researchers with long track record of international publications.