The Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM) is a Mozambican non-profit organisation that carries out biomedical research in priority areas aimed at improving the health of the most vulnerable populations. The centre was founded in 1996 with the support of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona under the leadership of Dr Pedro Alonso.
In recent years, the work of the CISM has included the creation of a key research agenda, training researchers and technical staff, and supporting healthcare in the district of Manhiça. CISM's international prestige is high and it is one of the leading health research centres in Africa.
The main areas of activity are as follows:
- Developing a multidisciplinary research agenda in malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, respiratory infections, enteropathogens, and maternal, infant and reproductive health, with the objective of improving health policies and programmes
- Building Mozambique's national capacities for health research through a training programme for young researchers and exchanges with other centres
- Improving the quality of care provided by the Manhiça district health services
The Manhiça Foundation, which was set up in 2008 to strengthen CISM's institutional capacities, now manages CISM's general administration and the scientific research programme.
Since their creation, both CISM and the Foundation have been supported by ISGlobal through scientific collaboration, capacity building, and administrative support.
- Activity Report 2004
- Activity Report 2005
- Activity Report 2006
- Activity Report 2007 - 2008
- Activity Report 2009 - 2010
- Activity Report 2011 - 2013
25 años del CISM: por qué el éxito de la investigación está completamente ligado al sistema de vigilancia demográfica
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Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Disease and Poverty: 25 Years of CISM and Successful Cooperation Between Spain and Mozambique
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"Khanimambo", Mozambique! 25 Years of "Confusões", Challenges and Shared Experiences
[This post has been written by Gonzalo Vicente , manager of the Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM) from 2002 to 2004 and general...Research 10.09.2021
Una historia de amor con Manhiça
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La formación en el Centro de Investigación en Salud de Manhiça (CISM), un camino de ida y vuelta
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Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM) and ISGlobal: A Tale of a Partnership and Shared Mission
[This text has been written by Denise Naniche , Scientific Director at ISGlobal. This is the second of a series of articles to commemorate...Research 21.07.2021
The Paradox of ISGlobal: Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of CISM
[This text has been written by Clara Menéndez and Pedro L. Alonso . This is the first of a series...15.06.2021