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The implementation of activities in this area takes into account the 3rd Sustainable Development Objective that defines as priorities until 2030, the following: reduce the maternal mortality rate, end the preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with a focus on the neonatal period, and ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, information and education, as well as the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs.


Mozambique continues to face difficulties in reducing neonatal and maternal mortality. The maternal mortality rate went from 500.1 to 451.6 for every 100,000 live births, while the infant mortality rate went from 93.6 in 2007 to 67.3 in 2017 (INE, 2017 Census).

Main objectives

  • Contribute to the generation of knowledge on the efficacy and safety of new drugs and vaccines used in pregnancy

  • Contribute to the generation of knowledge on epidemiology, health determinants and pathophysiology that affect women during pregnancy and the postpartum period

  • Contribute to the generation of knowledge on innovative forms of access, use and impact of interventions on maternal and reproductive health

  • Promote the assessment of innovative tools that facilitate access to health care for pregnant and vulnerable women

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Tacilta Nhampossa


Dr. Tacilta Nhampossa is a Pediatrician, Master and Doctor in Public Health. Immediately after graduating from the Faculty of Medicine of the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique, in 2003, he joined the Scholarship Program of the Manhiça Health Research Center (CISM) while maintaining affiliation with the National Health Institute (INS ) the research branch of the Ministry of Health in Mozambique. Since 2017 she has been Coordinator of the HIV research area at CISM, having previously been Chief Physician in Homoine District, Inhambane Province during 2004-2006 and Head of the Clinical Department of CISM during 2006-2009. During those years, she was also clinical coordinator on various research assignments, including diarrheal diseases, malnutrition and HIV.

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Other ongoing projects

  • ASAP Assessment of the safety of antimalarial drugs during early pregnancy

  • ASART-PREG. Assessment of safety of antiretroviral drugs used during pregnancy

  • CLIP-TRIAL. Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia, cluster randomized controlled trial

  • COACH. Assess the incidence of fistulas and the degree of user satisfaction with the services provided; explore the unmet needs of obstetric services in Maputo and Gaza provinces, Mozambique

  • Preg-multidrug. Understanding the determinants of the effectiveness of HIV control strategies targeting HIV-infected pregnant women in Mozambique

  • NEED. Pregnancy Care Integrating Translational Science, Everywhere - The precise network Study protocol

  • PeriCOVID. Monitoring the implications of COVID-19 on health care outcomes and the immune response of pregnant women and their babies

  • SAAJ. Determinants of access to reproductive health services among adolescent and youth in Maputo and Gaza Provinces TIP TOP - IPT in pregnant women in nhamatanda and Meconta Districts





Area still under construction



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