Pedro António Vicente

Health Advocate III, Zambezia, Mozambique

Pedro António Vicente was born in Quelimane, as an orphan, a father, and the caretaker of his younger brothers. Today, Pedro has a degree in Marine Biology from Eduardo Mondlane University and a post-graduate degree in Statistical Methods for Research using Computer Tools. He worked for 3 years as an Invitation Manager for the performance of Biological and Behavioral Surveys (BBS-MTS II, BBS-HSH II, and BBS) among Prisoners and Prison Guards in Mozambique; 1 year as a coordinator of the Prevention Program for Priority Populations – PEPFAR – at the National Institute of Health, in partnership with ADEBEC (Association for the Development and Welfare in the Community), and 4 years as a Health Advocate (Human Rights in the context of the Right to Health) at FGH (Friends in Global Health), in partnership with Namati. Pedro stands for defending the cause of the right to health in disadvantaged communities (as a human right). Above all, he wants to be the voice for the voiceless, improve health services, and prevent the discrediting of the MoH.