• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health


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A public health professional with extensive experience working in government and international organizations. With extensive experience collaborating with civil society and government funders.

was a member of the mozabican public education system, with focus on the training of health professionals. Activities were developed in parallel with those of public health professional.

Since 2005 HIV/AIDS is the center of his professional work as a mentor, resercher, program coordinator the direction of the entities.

Since 2013 he plays the roles of Country Representative of I-TECH in Mozambique. His role includes the coordination and general oversight of complex HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) programs, including antiretroviral treatment (ART) scale-up, direct services delivery for patients with advanced HIV disease, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), and Quality Improvement of Clinical Care and Prevention activities, Prevention with Positive and Index case testing and Capacity Building through curriculum development for pre-service education and continuous medical education, training, mentoring, and advise on HIV related policies and guidelines.

  • PhD (Universidad de Valencia)
  • MS (Universidad de Valencia)
Country Affiliations 
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Clinical Mentoring
  • Community Health Workers
  • Distance Learning
  • Education and Training
  • Epidemiology
  • Gender
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Health Promotion
  • HIV Transmission
  • Implementation Science
  • Male Circumcision
  • Mental Health
  • Poverty
  • TB
  • Telemedicine
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Dawson-Rose C, Gutin SA, Mudender F, Hunguana E, Kevany S. Effects of a peer educator program for HIV status disclosure and health system strengthening: Findings from a clinic-based disclosure support program in Mozambique. PLoS One. 2020 May 6;15(5):e0232347. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232347.
Carol Dawson-Rose, Sarah A. Gutin, Elsa Hunguana, Florindo Mudender & Sebastian Kavany. Capacity building, local ownership and implementation of a multi-level HIV/AIDS positive health, dignity, and prevention initiative in Mozambique: approach, challenges and lessons learned. Article: 1769900 | Received 31 Oct 2019, Accepted 06 Apr 2020, Published online: 03 Jul 2020.

Han H, Meyers S, Mboh Khan E, Masyuko SJ, Paredes Z, Chimoun FT, Mudender F, Wamuti BM, Nambu W, Kemunto E, Mugambi M, Kariithi E, Golden MR, Tih PM, Welty T, Farquhar C. Assisted HIV partner services training in three sub-Saharan African countries: facilitators and barriers to sustainable approaches. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Jul;22 Suppl 3:e25307. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25307.

Ruano Camps M, Brentlinger, PE, Augusto G, Nguimfack A, and Mudender FM. (2017). Association of HIV/AIDS Clinician Warm Line Utilization with Diagnosis and Management of Antiretroviral Treatment Failure in Mozambique: A Retrospective Analysis of Program Data. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care 16(4).

Dgedge M, Augusto G, Mudender F, Ramirez L, Alexandre J, Smith M, Maiela A, Munguambe A, O’Malley G, Robertson M. Rates and causes of attrition among recent graduates of health training institutes at the time of assignment to the national health service in Mozambique (Portuguese). Revista Moçambicana de Ciências de Saude. 2015.1(2):44–52.

Brentlinger PE, Torres JV, Martínez PM, Ghee A, Lujan J, Bastos R, Manuel R, Mudender FM, Assan A.Clinical staging of HIV-related illness in Mozambique: Performance of nonphysician clinicians based on direct observation of clinical care and implications for health worker training. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Nov;55(3):351-5. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181e3a4cd.

Brentlinger, P. E., Assan, A., Mudender, F., Ghee, A. E., Vallejo Torres, J., Martínez Martínez, P. ... Nelson, L. J. (2010). Task shifting in Mozambique: Cross-sectional evaluation of non-physician clinicians' performance in HIV/AIDS care. Human Resources for Health, 8, [23]. 10.1186/1478-4491-8-23.