Prof. Emilia Noormahomed is the Principal Investigator for the MEPI program at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM). She received her M.D. from UEM in 1993 and her Ph.D. from the University of Granada in 2002. She was trained in clinical medicine and has specialized in parasitology. She has substantial management expertise as a Dean of the UEM Faculty of Medicine from 2002 – 2006 during which time she led a major expansion of the medical school. As a Dean, she worked closely both with the Ministry of Health and the Maputo Central Hospital in coordinating clinical training for the 6-year curriculum. Prior to 2002, the average yearly class size was 21; at the end of her deanship in 2006 over 100 medical students graduated from UEM. She grew up in Matola and served as a City Councilor for Health and Social Welfare for Matola from 1998 to 2000. As a City Councilor for Health and Social Welfare, she organized and led the primary health care units at Matola Municipality as well as the social care with special emphasis on community development activities particularly directed to vulnerable women and children. This position allowed her to gain wide knowledge of the health, demographic, social, cultural and economic situation of the Matola area. Dr. Noormahomed was a temporary adviser for WHO where she participated in the design action plan to develop human resources and national health systems in underdeveloped countries. During her professional life, Dr. Noormahomed took several national and international courses on infectious disease, medical education, leadership and management as well as participating in and organizing international meetings in the fields mentioned above. Since 1994, she has been actively involved in the training of medical doctors andafterthe creation of the Higher Institute for Health Professionals (ISCISA),she has been involved in the training of other health professionals including: general and pediatric nurses, laboratory technicians, surgery technicians as part of agreements and complementarity between the MOH (Ministerio de salud), the Faculty of Medicine and ISCISA, defined by special decrees and collaboration agreements. Presently, she is actively involved in training and research on infectious diseases such as malaria, HIV, opportunistic infections.