UNESCO Chair in cardiopediatrics (154), established in 1998 at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo (Mozambique).


Cardiopediatrics;  Nutrition;  Parasitology; Epidemiology; Immuno-hematology.


  • To constitute in Maputo a center which coordinates the activities of health, training and research referring to the African endomyocardic fibrosis.
  • To promote the effectiveness of this institution as a cardiologic diagnostic center and hematologic, parasitic and epidemiologic analysis laboratory.
  • To strengthen local vaccination centers to allow an early detection of this affection on the children, and to launch a prevention campaign.
  • To locally train medical and paramedical staff.
  • To organize training courses and exchanges of French specialists in the fields of cardio-pediatrics, nutrition and parasitology.
  • To take part in the development of a postgraduate’s degree in cardiopediatrics by locally ensuring the training.

Host Institution


  • Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades de Paris (France).
  • Unité CNRS, URA 583 (France).
  • Unité INSERM, Immunologie, CHU de Lille (France).
  • Unité INSERM 290, Hôpital St-Lazare (France).

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences; UNESCO Office in Maputo.


Prof. Beatriz Ferreira, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Medicine
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - beatriz(at)
Work Phone - 258 8 230 07 78
Fax - 258 1 492 468/301 769
City - Maputo
Postal Code - C.P. 1523
Country - Mozambique

Prof. Daniel Sidi, Université René Descartes-Paris V, Hôpital Necker - Enfants Malades
Responsable de la Chaire UNESCO de cardiopédiatrie
E-Mail address - daniel.sidi(at)
Work Phone - 33 01 44 49 43 43
Fax - 33 01 44 49 43 40
Street - 149, rue de Sèvres
City - Paris
Postal Code - 75007
Country - France