Workshop on influenza in Mozambique

A group of scientist from CReSA-IRTA and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona-CRESIB visited the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS) and Instituto de Investigãçao Agrária de Moçambique (IIAM) in Maputo, Mozambique to exchange experiences on influenza.

Dr Ana Alba, Dr María Montoya (CReSA-IRTA) and Dr Tomás Pumarola (Hospital Clínic de Barcelona-Centre for International Health Research, CRESIB) and more than 20 scientists from Mozambique exchanged experiences and established common objectives during a Workshop on Influenza held on the 12th of April at the INS. Also, the Spanish scientists visited the Centro de Investigãçao em Saúde de Manhiça (CISM).

This visit was set within the cooperation project in a preparatory action (AP/038337/11) sponsored by Agencia Española de Cooperación y Desarrollo (AECID), entitled “Elaboration of a R+D project for institutional training in diagnostic techniques and research on influenza virus” (Elaboración de un proyecto I+D para establecer la capacitación institucional en técnicas de diagnóstico e investigación del virus de influenza)”.

La Dra. Ana Alba (primera començant per la dreta) i la Dra. Maria Montoya (cinquena començant per la dreta) durant el taller

From left to right: Dr Ana Alba, Dr María Montoya and Dr Tomás Pumarola.

Dr Ana Alba (first on the right) and Dr Maria Montoya (fifth on the right) during the training.

To contact the Spanish coordinator:

Dr Maria Montoya
Investigator of the CReSA. Responsible for the “Immunology and development of vaccines to control swine influenza virus” research line.
Phone no.: +34 93 581 43 42
Fax: +34 93 581 44 90
Edifici CReSA. Campus UAB
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) Spain

To contact the Mozambique coordinator:

Dr Nilsa De Deus
Investigator of the Instituo Nacional de Saúde
Phone no.: +258 82 4697690
Fax: +258 21 430814/4
Ministério da Saúde,  Av. Eduardo Mondlane/Salvador Allende
Maputo, Mozambique CP 264

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