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Meet Riaz Mobaracaly

Senior Country Director, Mozambique
“Pathfinder is the only NGO here in Mozambique that is not only addressing health but has a rights-based approach—we consider a person’s feelings, thoughts, constraints, we do not decide for anyone. We are giving women the chance to make their own decisions for their health and their body.”

Riaz Mobaracaly is a proven leader in public health with more than 10 years of experience in the management and implementation of national, provincial, and district level health programs with specific focus on sexual and reproductive health, maternal and newborn health, and HIV & AIDS. He joined our team in Mozambique in 2013 as director of clinical services and assumed the role of senior country director in 2016.

Before joining Pathfinder, Riaz spent seven years within the Mozambican Ministry of Health in different capacities and has made substantial contributions to the current status of reproductive health outcomes throughout Mozambique. He has worked hard to develop and increase the technical abilities of staff at the community- and health facility-level, serving as the medical chief officer at district and provincial level for the Sofala Provincial Health Directorate, the director of the Department of Human Capital within the Government of Nampula and the provincial director of health in Nampula.

He has a certificate in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in medicine from the School of Medicine at Eduardo Mondlane University. He speaks English and Portuguese.

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