UEM is a leading university with more than a decade of multidisciplinary collaborations among faculty, students and staff affiliated with three UC campuses (UCLA, UC San Diego, and UCSF). UEM is a productive GloCal site with a focus in HIV, public health, biomedical research, non-communicable diseases and medicine.
UC collaborators within Mozambique are affiliated with multiple entities including the UEM, the Faculty of Medicine, Maputo Central Hospital, and the Ministry of Health (MoH). Initial collaborations focused on postgraduate medical education (UC San Diego) and undergraduate education in pediatrics (UCLA). Collaboration expanded to other disciplines with support from the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief's (PEPFAR) Makerere University Medical Education Partnership Initiative, which supported research, administrative and IT development, as well as faculty career development.
Additional support from NIH grants, UC San Diego Center for AIDS Research, Fogarty International Center, and foundations strengthened UC San Diego and UEM ties, and enabled inclusion of Mozambique's other major public universities, UniLurico and Unazambeze. UCLA-UEM collaborations have focused on pediatrics and pediatric surgery, including clinical and research training. The UCSF-UEM collaboration began more recently and focuses on a PEPFAR-supported monitoring and evaluation program with the MoH.
In addition to UEM, the Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research (MIHER) will support GloCal training. MIHER manages US government funds and supports two translational research laboratories at UEM. MIHER has recently purchased an apartment in Maputo, providing a residence for visiting scholars and students.
Site contact: Dr. Emilia Virginia Noormahomed