The Manhiça Health Research Centre
The Manhiça Health Research Centre (Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça, CISM) was created in 1996 to promote and conduct biomedical research in priority health areas. Since its creation, the Centre has been developing its activities under a bilateral cooperation programme between the Governments of Mozambique and Spain, and with the support of the Hospital Clínic / Universitat de Barcelona (through the Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica).
This model has enabled the CISM to grow and develop itself over the last 12 years. In the last few years, the need to provide the CISM with a Mozambican legal structure was identified. The aim was to guarantee the long-term sustainability and autonomy of the CISM, while maintaining at the same time the involvement and commitment of the partners that created the Centre.
As a response, the Manhiça Foundation (MF) was created in February of 2008.