DGE Dr Angélica Salomão
Dr Salomao worked at district, provincial and national levels in charge of clinical and managerial functions within the Ministry of Health system and later at regional and international level.
Between 1976 and 2000, among other functions, she has been a clinician, National TB Manager, lecturer, Director of Health Services and Director and facilitator at CRDS-Maputo a WHO/Ministry of Health Public Health training institution for professionals of the Portuguese Speaking Countries in Africa (PALOP). TB Advisor to the TB and Communicable Diseases Programmes in the Ministry of Health from 2000 to 2004, she joined WHO Country Office in 2004 and WHO AFRO from 2007 to 2013 when she took retirement and returned to the country.
Experienced TB/HIV Officer, Public Health specialist and Epidemiologist worked in Africa Region, as Medical Officer for TB, TB/HIV and Health Systems assisting countries to develop policies, build capacities and strengthen health systems for the delivery of health sector response to TB and HIV through the implementation of TB and HIV recommended international high standard norms during her Afro Region period.
Retired from WHO in 2013, became Independent Consultant from 2013 to 2015. From 2015 to 2018 she worked for FHI. In 2019 she joined the Mozambican College of Physicians to train Public Health specialists to facilitate and integrate the team in charge of reviewing the training curricula. In 2020 became again Independent Consultant.
Additionally, Dr Salomão is affiliated to professional, socio-professional and non-professional organizations. In the group of socio-professional ones, she is a member of Rotary International, and on the latter group she is a member of the Mozambican Women’s Organization.
Regarding ROTARY
Rotarian since 2001-2002 (Maputo Rotary Club), Salomão has served as
  • Club Secretary (2002-2004);
  • Community Services Chair (2004-2005);
  • Club President (2006-07; 2015-16)
  • Rotary Foundation Chair (2016-2018; 2021-23);
  • Since March 2022 she represents Rotary in the Mozambican Hub of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)
District Level:
  • Mozambique 9400 Assistant Ambassador / Girls Empowerment – 2021-2022; 2022-2023.
  • Member of the RFHD
Dr Salomão is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Polio Plus Society Member.
Regarding Mozambican Women’s Organization (OMM)
    (Activist role)
Dr Salomão is member of the Mozambican Women’s Association since 1977. In 2005, joined the National Team of Fighting Violence Against women. Since 2019 she serves in the National Team for the Empowerment of Girls - Educate every Girl Child, and is member of the National Menstrual Hygiene team (Ministry of Health/ Ministry of Education and Human Development and partners: Be Girl, Rotary...
  • Since joining the Organization, Salomão has been part of the group advocating and pushing for Women’s empowerment through education (the country has moved from 97% illiteracy rate – global, at the time of independence 46 years ago to 47% in 2020, although female literacy (28 percent) lags far behind that of males (60 percent).
  • Early marriages is an area some of us contributed to bring to a national agenda, and to our delight the Parliament approved 2 years ago a law against Early Marriages (Casamentos Prematuros) supported by a package that incentivate girls not to drop from school while encouraging communities to look at girls as citizens with the same rights as boys (a big challenge in some districts).  
  • A third area has been nutrition (since 2000) as rich crops are available but not used and malnutrition is still a public health problem that needs to be addressed.
Salomão has several publications:
1. In health and clinical topics
2. Other (Women: empowerment, and their role in democracy and development)