• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Universidade Eduadrdo Mondlane, Mozambique

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Dr. Mocumbi is an Associate Professor of Cardiology at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique and Affiliated Professor at the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. She is based in Mozambique, where she is the Head of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Division at the National Public Health Institute Mozambique (Instituto Nacional de Saúde). Her career focuses on poverty-related NCD, particularly neglected cardiovascular diseases. Her research interests span from clinical research to education and health management, with special focus on neglected cardiovascular diseases, particularly cardiomyopathies and heart failure in children, as well as Women’s Cardiovascular Health and use of point-of-care technologies for improvement of access to health care in low-income settings.

She is Co-Chair of the Taskforce for Access to Reproductive Health Services for Women with Cardiovascular Disease of the Pan African Society of Cardiology, Co-Chair of the Working Group on Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention and Control at the World Heart Federation, and Co-Chaired of The Lancet Global Commission on Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries of the Poorest Billion.

Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Burden of Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Health Disparities
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Poverty

a. Bukhman G, Mocumbi AO, Atun R, Becker AE, Bhutta Z, Binagwaho A et al. Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission Study Group. The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission: bridging a gap in universal health coverage for the poorest billion. Lancet. 2020;396(10256):991-1044. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31907-3. PMID: 32941823

b. Mocumbi AO, Ferreira MB, Sidi D, Yacoub MH. A population study of endomyocardial fibrosis in a rural area of Mozambique. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul 3;359(1):43-9.PMID: 18596273

c. Mocumbi AO, Sidi D, Vouhe P, Yacoub M. An innovative technique for the relief of right ventricular trabecular cavity obliteration in endomyocardial fibrosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Oct;134(4):1070-2. PMID: 17903544

d. Mocumbi AO, Cebola B, Muloliwa A, Sebastião F, Sitefane SJ, Manafe N, Dobe I, Lumbandali N, Keates A, Stickland N, Chan YK, Stewart S. Differential patterns of disease and injury in Mozambique: New perspectives from a pragmatic, multicenter, surveillance study of 7809 emergency presentations. PLoS One. 2019;14(7):e0219273. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219273.PMID: 31291292

e. Thienemann F, Dzudie A, Mocumbi AO, Blauwet L, Sani MU, Karaye KM, Ogah OS, Mbanze I, Mbakwem A, Udo P, Tibazarwa K, Damasceno A, Keates AK, Stewart S, Sliwa K. The causes, treatment, and outcome of pulmonary hypertension in Africa: Insights from the Pan African Pulmonary Hypertension Cohort (PAPUCO) Registry. Int J Cardiol. 2016;221:205-11.PMID: 27404676.

Mocumbi AO, Langa DC, Chicumbe S, Schumacher AE, Al-Delaimy WK. Incorporating
selected non-communicable diseases into facility-based surveillance systems from
a resource-limited setting in Africa. BMC Public Health. 2019 Feb 4;19(1):147.
doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6473-2. PubMed PMID: 30717732; PubMed Central PMCID: