Enhancing health research capacity in portugese speaking African countries

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A project to boost public-health research in portuguese-speaking countries in Africa is being planned by Brazil.

It would be first implemented in Angola. Students in Angola’s technical college are st to benefit from the project. Under the plan, Brazilian researchers will teach a two-year masters course in public health.  The main aim of the project is to help those countries to consolidate a local research infrastructure that could absorb the researchers.  The project is coordinated by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a leading research centre affiliated to Brazil’s Ministry of Health, with support from the Brazilian federal research funding agency, Capes, and the Angolan government. Students  are free to access to have over 10,000 scientific journals via a website currently used by Brazilian scientists. Inline, a similar programme for scientific cooperation is on anvil for Mozambique.

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