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Eduardo Samo Gudo

National Institute of Health, Mozambique

Dr Gudo is a Medical Doctor with over 20 years’ experience in Public Health. Holds a PhD in Immunology and Virology since 2012 and Senior Post-Doctoral training through a fellowship of the European Foundation Initiative for African Research into Neglected Tropical Diseases between 2015 and 2018.

Dr Gudo is currently the General Director of the National Institute of Health in Mozambique (MOZ-NPHI). Prior to this, occupied the following positions at the MOZ-NPHI: Deputy General Director between 2018 and early 2023, Scientific Director between 2014 and 2018 and Head of Department of Reference Laboratory Services between 2010 and 2014.

Dr Gudo is a lead researcher on Emerging Virus Diseases and Climate Change and Health, with nearly 90 publications in medical peer review journals. 

During COVID-19 pandemic, served as the deputy chair of national task force for COVID19 response and led surveillance activities in response to major health emergencies in Mozambique, including in response to the most devastating extreme climate events. 

At international level Dr Gudo currently is serving as the Chair of the Advisory and Technical Council of Africa CDC and member of the Lancet Commission for Sustainable Health in the subject matter of Climate Change and Health. Between 2012 and 2017 served as the Governing Board member of ASLM.