FGH presented at 2018 Jornadas Nacionais de Saúde (National Health Days)

The 2018 Jornadas Nacionais de Saúde (National Health Days) scientific conference was held in Maputo, Mozambique from September 17 through 20, 2018. This conference occurs every three years, and is a gathering of clinicians, researchers and scientists, academics, and policymakers operating in the national health system of Mozambique. The scientific program included oral and poster presentations on a range of health-related issues specific to Mozambique. The theme for this year was “Promoting Intersectional and Community Participation to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals.”

Friends in Global Health team members presented abstracts, delivered oral presentations and participated in a panel discussion on male engagement in the uptake of health services. Topics included assessment of quality improvement of HIV/AIDS care, viral suppression rates, HIV prevention among girls and young women and the outcome of a gender-based violence initiative.


Oral Presentations


"Evaluation of Viral Suppression in Community Membership Groups (GAAC) in Zambézia Province, Mozambique" presented by FGH Provincial Clinical Advisor: Fernandes Bilhete​

Authors (ordered by affiliation)

Friends in Global Health, Mozambique

  • Fernandes Bilhete
  • MayraMelo
  • CarolineDe Schacht
  • Sara Van Rompaey

Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia

  • Ivan Tancredo

Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

  • William Wester

"Evaluation of the Gender-Based Violence Initiative in 15 Health Facilities in Zambézia" presented by FGH Evaluations Officer: Paula Paulino​

Authors (ordered by affiliation)

Friends in Global Health, Mozambique

  • Sara Van Rompaey
  • Paula Paulo
  • João Eduardo Malinha
  • Francisco Melo
  • Magdalena Bravo
  • Caroline De Schacht

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Carolyn Audet
  • Wu Gong
  • Erin Graves

Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia

  • Elsa Chele

Ministry of Health Maputo

  • Raquel Cos

Poster Presentations


"Increasing the Availability of ART Clinical Files in Zambézia Using Quality Improvement Methodology"

Authors (ordered by affiliation)

Friends in Global Health, Mozambique

  • Mayra Melo
  • Themos Ntasis
  • Sara Van Rompaey
  • Maria Fernanda Sardella Alvim

Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

  • Josh Viele

Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia

  • Antonieta Inácio

"HIV Serodiscordance in Couples that Attend Prenatal Consultation in Zambézia"

Authors (ordered by affiliation)

Friends in Global Health Mozambique

  • Caroline De Schach
  • Ezequiel  Barreto
  • Sara Van Rompaey

Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia

  • Arifo Aboobacar

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Erin Graves
  • Carolyn Audet

"What are the characteristics of adults in ART with Viral Suppression in Zambézia Province?"

Authors (ordered by affiliation)

Friends in Global Health, Mozambique

  • Sara Van Rompaey
  • Mayra Melo
  • Fernandes Bilhete
  • Caroline De Schacht

Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia, Ministry of Health Mozambique

  • Ivan Tancredo

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Biostatistics

  • Wu Gong

"Results of implementation of the Quality Improvement National Guidelines for HIV and AIDS Care in Zambézia"

Authors (ordered by affiliation)

Friends in Global Health Mozambique

  • Caroline De Schacht
  • Severiano Charles Foia
  • Sara Van Rompaey

Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia

  • Ivan Tancredo Nhamposse
  • Antonieta Da Piedade Inácio

CDC Mozambique

  • Melissa Briggs Hagen

National Directorate of Public Health

  • Hélder Macul

"Expansion of HIV prevention services for adolescent girls and young women in Zambézia"

Authors (ordered by affiliation)

Friends in Global Health Mozambique

  • Assane Macangira
  • Caroline De Schacht

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Erin Graves
  • C. William Wester

Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia

  • Feliciano Jone Nguenha

Zambézia Provincial Center to Combat HIV/AIDS

  • Victor Nordez