Réka Maulide Cane is a Health Researcher. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) Research and Development Center – Global Health and Tropical Medicine (GHTM) and Ph.D. Student of International Health at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHTM), Nova University Lisbon (UNL), Portugal.
She obtained master’s degrees in tropical medicine and international health (2014) and in agricultural chemistry and novel foods (2012) at the Autonomous University of Spain. From 2015 to 2021, she coordinated the ‘National Evaluation Platform Approach for Accountability in Women’s and Children’s Health’ (NEP), the ‘Woman Child Health and Nutrition Platform of the National Health Observatory’ (PSMCN), and the ‘Women and Children Health Program’ (PSMC) of the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS) at the Ministry of Health of Mozambique.
She has experience coordinating and implementing quantitative and qualitative research, and national and multi-country studies linked with public health, including monitoring and evaluation. With an international health lens, she focuses on maternal, child health, and nutrition research, taking into consideration the support for health strategies and policy perspectives.
Relevant Ongoing works/projects:
- Prevalence of anemia in pregnant women and children aged six to 59 months in Mozambique and Portugal (PAMC) (Ph.D. Theme); Advisors: Dr. Isabel Craveiro and Dr. Luís Varandas.
- Partnerships for equity in research; Dr. Isabel Craveiro(PI); Dr. Henrique Silveira; Dr. Joana Zozimo
Relevant works/projects developed:
- National Evaluation Platform (NEP) for Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition – Mozambique.
- Assessment of the Community Health Worker Program in Zambezia Province, Mozambique.
- Assessment of compliance with quarantine and mandatory isolation in people exposed and diagnosed with SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19 in the City and Province of Maputo.
- Evaluation of Nutrition Services for Mothers and Children in Inhambane Southern Mozambique.
- Assessing the Relationship of Aflatoxin Exposure and Stunting in 10 Feed the Future Zone of Interest districts of Nampula Province, Mozambique.
- Countdown to 2030 – Women’s, Children’s & Adolescents’ Health.
- Cost of Hunger in Mozambique (COHA).
Her main research area is on maternal, newborn, child health, and nutrition (MNCH&N). She contributed to the “Handbook of Hospital Diets” and the “Guidance Guideline for Nutritional Risk Assessment” publications in Mozambique. She has also collaborated as a reviewer for the journals BMC Public Health and Archives of Public Health.
- Maulide Cane R, Chidassicua JB, Varandas L, Craveiro I. Anemia in Pregnant Women and Children Aged 6 to 59 Months Living in Mozambique and Portugal: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(8):4685. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19084685
- Maulide Cane, R., Melesse, D.Y., Kayeyi, N. et al. HIV trends and disparities by gender and urban–rural residence among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. Reprod Health18, 120 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-021-01118-7
- Melesse, D.Y., Cane, R.M., Mangombe, A.et al. Inequalities in early marriage, childbearing and sexual debut among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. Reprod Health 18, 117 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-021-01125-8
- Júnior, J. M., Cane, R. M., Gonçalves, M. P., Sambo, J., Konikoff, J., Fernandes, Q., Roberton, T. (2019). Projecting the lives saved by continuing the historical scale-up of child and maternal health interventions in Mozambique until 2030. Journal of global health, 9(1), 011102. https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.09.011102
- Réka Maulide Cane, Miguel de Górgolas Hérnandez-Mora and Ricardo Fernández –Roblas (2016) Pathogens associated with sexually transmitted infections: distribution patterns of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum, antimicrobial resistance and molecular characterization of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology. 12:2:132-139. http://dx.doi.org/10.21161/mjm.75015