Dr Esperança Sevene graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in 1993. She did a master’s in Pharmacoepidemiology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2000 and a PhD in Medicine at the University of Barcelona in 2009. She worked on the safe use of medicines and vaccines and was involved in implementing pharmacovigilance in several countries in collaboration with the World Health Organization. She was involved in creating the National Bioethics Committee for Health in 2002.
Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, serving as Director of the Doctoral Program in Biosciences and Public Health at UEM, Senior Researcher at the Manhiça Health Research Center and President of the National Bioethics Committee for Health. She also has international collaborations as a member of the Africa-Europe Foundation Health Strategic Group, Maternal Immunization Working Group and the WHO Advisory Committee on Safety of Medicinal Products, COVID-19 Therapeutics Sub-Committee.
Dr Sevene authored over 100 scientific publications in Pharmacoepidemiology and Public Health.