Obituary: Pascoal Mocumbi (1941-2023), former prime minister and minister of health in Mozambique

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Pascoal Mocumbi (1941-2023), was a prime minister and minister of health in Mozambique, and a leader in global health initiatives.

Mocumbi became involved in anti-colonial activities in the 1960s as a medical student in Lisbon. He pursued further medical studies in France, and then went to Tanzania where he was a founding member of Frelimo. He completed his medical degree in Switzerland in 1973, returning to work in hospitals in Beira and Maputo after independence.

He was director of health in Sofala province, served as Minister of Health from 1980 to 1987, and then Foreign Minister from 1987 until named as Prime Minister from 1994 to 2004.

He was the High Representative of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership from 2004 to 2013.

There will be an official funeral service, date to be announced.

“Morreu Pascoal Mocumbi, antigo PM de Moçambique,” O País (25 Mar 2023),

“Former prime minister dies,” Club of Mozambique (26 March 2023)

Brief tribute to Pascoal Mocumbi, 2022 (5 minutes),

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