Prof. Mocumbi received her M.D. from Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) in 1992 and her Ph.D. from the Imperial College London (United Kingdom) 2008.
After her initial medical training Dr Mocumbi went to a remote area of Mozambique to work as a general practitioner for four years. Later on she got her specialization in Cardiology at the Heart Institute in Mozambique and a Diploma in Pediatric Cardiology from René Descartes University in Paris, France. She works currently as a Senior Researcher at the National Health Institute in Mozambique, and has been actively involved in epidemiological and clinical research into neglected cardiovascular diseases, training of health professionals and medical care.
Substantial management expertise was gained by Professor Mocumbi while serving as General Practitioner and Provincial Manager of Health Resources and Training in a Mozambique Province between 1993 and 1997, and as Director of Research at the Heart Institute in Maputo from 2001 to 2011. Additional relevant experience was gained as a consultant to the Ministry of Health where she participated in designing curricula, as well as writing and reviewing manuals for use by health workers in Mozambique.
Professor Mocumbi has been author of more than 50 publications in international indexed scientific journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of official scientific journal of the National Health Institute in Mozambique (Revista Moçambicana de Ciências de Saúde)