UNESCO Chair in tropical medicine (150), established in 1998 at Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique).


Tropical medicine; Parasitology; Microbiology; Nutrition.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities.
  • To facilitate collaboration between high-level internationally recognized researchers and the research team of the University.
  • To strengthen scientific co-operation with African universities and other higher education institutions, in particular with the UNESCO Chair of tropical medicine, University of Granada (Spain).

Host Institution

In collaboration with


  • Universities of the Coimbra Group.

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences; UNESCO Office in Maputo.


Prof. Joao Leopoldo da Costa, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Medicina
UNESCO Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in tropical medicine
E-Mail address - jlcosta(at)
Work Phone - (258 1) 424 910
Fax - (258 1) 425 255
Street - Saode da Comunidade , C.P. 257 Av.Salvador Allende
City - Maputo
Country - Moçambique