Benedita José is a medical doctor with a master’s degree in Field and Laboratory Epidemiology. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Eduardo Mondlane University. She currently National Tuberculosis Program Manager since 2020.
She was a District Medical Chief in Mocimboa da Praia District and Director of the Rural Hospital in same district between 2009 and 2011. Since 2011, she has been working in the area of tuberculosis leading clinical and programmatic management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, collaborative activities on TB/HIV, pediatric TB and community engagement. Her area of interest is Drug Resistance Tuberculosis. She is the principal investigator of the 3rd National Drug Resistance Survey that is currently taking place.