Dr. Sofia Viegas

viegas TB Sequel Project - Research, Capacity Development, Networking

Biography

Sofia Viegas is a project investigator/Lab scientist on the TB Sequel Project at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS), Mozambique. DR. Viegas will provide overall technical and scientific advice in laboratory activities of the study. 

Dr. Viegas is a researcher at INS since 2006. Her previous work included coordination of the bacteriology laboratory from 2010 to 2011 and coordination of the activities of the tuberculosis reference laboratories from 2011 to 2015. She is actually the head of the Department of Laboratory Network and Reference Services at INS.

Beside TB sequel, he is also involved in the following research projects:

  • The National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey in Mozambique.
  • EValuation of a new urine test (URI-TB-direct) for TubErculosis diagnosis in Children in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Integrated Biological and Behavioral Survey (IBBS) on HIV and TB mine workers, former workers and their families in communities of Origin in Mozambique, 2016.

Her main research interest includes tuberculosis and laboratory diagnostics.

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