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Leonardo Chavane

Project director- Maternities Centers of Excellence, Jhpiego

Mozambican Medical Doctor, Public Health Specialist with a Master Degree in Public Health. 


He graduated as medical doctor in 1997 by the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique. He Worked 16 years within the Public healthcare sector at District, Provincial and National Level. At District level, led a District Health Team during 3 years and, at Provincial level, was the Province Medical Chief from 2000 – 2004 and from 2005 to 2008 as Provincial Health Director. Under these positions had the opportunity to coordinate the health services deliver at local level including the maternal and child health services. Between 2008 and 2012 served as Deputy National Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health with direct technical responsibility of Maternal and Child health programs.  Since 2012 is working for Jhpiego, first as National Senior Advisor for Maternal and Child Integrated Program (MCHIP) and from April 2014 as Project Director for the Maternities Centers of Excellence Project.