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Pediatric neurology is one of the key disciplines in pediatrics and covers a wide range of topics from acute to chronic neurology, including developmental medicine. Particularly in this discipline, sonography plays a key role in teaching, understanding and visualizing medical problems and diagnostic challenges in anatomy, physiology, and bedside teaching (point-of-care). However, in Mozambique, sonography is still not commonly in use as a diagnostic procedure. Thus, until 2009, only very limited training in this point-of-care method was offered at our partner university Universidade Católica de Mozambique (UCM) in Beira.

To counteract this, the CIHLMU provided resources for the acquisition of one ultrasound machine. Since then, ultrasound teaching courses have been offered annually and an expert team from Dr. von Haunersches Kinderspital (Children‘s Hospital) and cooperating colleagues from gynecology/obstetrics and internal medicine regularly visit the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM) in Beira.


Team members

Munich Office

Heinen, Florian   Prof. Dr. med. Florian Heinen (CIHLMU Board member)
   Head - Pediatric Neurology at Dr. Von Haunersches Kinderspital
   Phone: +49-(0)89-4400-52811


Landgraf, MirjamDr. Mirjam Landgraf
Project Coordinator of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Project
Phone: +49-(0)89-4400-52811


International Office

Dr. Kajal Chhaganlal
Project support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Project in Mozambique

Dr. Denise Carvalho
Project support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Project in Brazil