Francisco Mbofana has been the Executive Secretary of Mozambique’s National AIDS Council since June 2017 and has been the Chair of the Mozambique Country Coordination Mechanism of Global Fund to fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria since December 2019. Most recently he served as National Director of Public Health between October 2013 and May 2017. From October 2009 to October 2013, he served as Scientific Director of Mozambique’s National Institute of Health (INS). From 2006-2009, he was the Head of the Department of Health Systems Research at INS.
He joined Ministry of Health at INS in 1995 and was involved in the establishment of the Manhiça Health Research Center. He is a lecturer in the Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Eduardo Mondlane University teaching both under and post-graduate levels. He received his Medical Degree from the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique in 1995 and his Master’s degree in International Health from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark in 2005. In 2011, he qualified as apublic health specialist (epidemiology). Mbofana has authored over 30 scientific publications in the field of health systems and public health.