• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Executive Director, Comité para a Saúde de Moçambique (CSM)
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Isaías Ramiro Manuel is the Executive Director of the Comité para a Saúde de Moçambique (CSM). He has over 17 years of experience in clinical, public health, research, management and leadership in Mozambique at district, provincial and national levels. He served as Country Director of Health Alliance International (HAI), an American NGO affiliated with the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA from 2018 to 2021. Dr. Isaías Manuel also served as Director General and Clinical Coordinator of the first Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey in Mozambique between 2017 and 2018. Previously, he served as Provincial Director of Health in Gaza Province for seven years, Provincial Chief Medical in Sofala province from 2008 to 2010 and District Chief Medical in Caia district. He has extensive experience in implementing primary health care programmes, including prevention, care and treatment, as well as research, management, and working with different community actors.

  • Bachelor Degree in General Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the Eduardo Mondlane University
Country Affiliations 
  • Portuguese
Health Topics 
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Family Planning
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health Financing
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Implementation Science
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Malaria
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Mental Health
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Primary Health Care
  • Quality Improvement
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • TB
  • Urban Health

Gimbel S, Mocumbi AO, Ásbjörnsdóttir K, Coutinho J, Andela L, Cebola B, Craine H, Crocker J, Hicks L, Holte S, Hossieke R, Itai E, Levin C, Manaca N, Murgorgo F, Nhumba M, Pfeiffer J, Ramiro I, Ronen K, Sotoodehnia N, Uetela O, Wagner A, Weiner BJ, Sherr K. Systems analysis and improvement approach to optimize the hypertension diagnosis and care cascade for PLHIV individuals (SAIA-HTN): a hybrid type III cluster randomized trial. Implement Sci. 2020 Mar 6;15(1):15. doi: 10.1186/s13012-020-0973-4. PMID: 32143657 

Falcao J, Zerbe A, Lahuerta M, Baggaley R, Ahoua L, DiMattei P, Morales F, Ramiro I, El-Sadr WM. Factors Associated with Use of Short-Term Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Among Female Partners of Migrant Miners in Mozambique. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2017 Dec;31(12):528-534. doi: 10.1089/apc.2017.0179. PMID: 29211515. 

Lahuerta M, Zerbe A, Baggaley R, Falcao J, Ahoua L, DiMattei P, Morales F, Ramiro I, El-Sadr WM. Feasibility, Acceptability, and Adherence with Short-Term HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis in Female Sexual Partners of Migrant Miners in Mozambique. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 1;76(4):343-347. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001518. PMID: 28777264 

Falcao J, Ahoua L, Zerbe A, di Mattei P, Baggaley R, Chivurre V, Mulondo P, Ramiro I, Dalal S, Morales F, O'Reilly K, El-Sadr W. Willingness to use short-term oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by migrant miners and female partners of migrant miners in Mozambique. Cult Health Sex. 2017 Dec;19(12):1389-1403. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2017.1316424. Epub 2017 May 4. PMID: 28468533 

Schwitters A, Lederer P, Zilversmit L, Gudo PS, Ramiro I, Cumba L, Mahagaja E, Jobarteh K. Barriers to health care in rural Mozambique: a rapid ethnographic assessment of planned mobile health clinics for ART. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2015 Mar 5;3(1):109-16. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-14-00145. Print 2015 Mar.