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Claudia Ramos
Project manager, Consultant , International Non-governamental organisations
Luanda, Angola
She has volunteered in Southern Africa (Angola) within hospitals and health units during conflict periods. Trough her interaction with aid agencies, civil society organisations, Minister of health staff and communities, she has developed advocacy skills and in-depth understanding of organizational behavioral and political processes behind successful evidence-based interventions.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
Professional Experience:
Polytechnic Institute of Benguela, Angola, Professor Microbiology and Parasitology (February 2017- Present)

Institute of Public Health Jean Piaget, Angola, Professor Microbiology and Parasitology (February 2017- Present)

Co-Founder and Marketing Director at Mygarden (March 2010-February 2017 )
Based in Benguela, Angola, Mygarden is dedicated in growing a well breed diversity of plants to decorate people homes, working spaces and other living spaces.

AFENET Country Acting Coordinator (Temporary) for SLMTA and HIV-EQA Programs (February 2014- August 2014)

AFENET Senior Laboratory Mentor for Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation (SLMTA) and HIV-External Quality Assurance program, Angola (February 2013- October 2014)
Head of Hematology & Biochemistry Lab and Micobacteria Lab at the National Public Health Institute.

Supported program coordination in overall management; identified program gaps, searched and stablished the AFENET office in Luanda;
Developed NGO documentation: standard operational procedures (SOP), registration forms and document codification;
Discussed and settle up annual action plans directly with local program coordinator; conducted weekly meetings with AFENET team in Angola in absence of local coordinator;
Developed monitoring frameworks; trained lab technicians in data collection, analysis and reporting;
Written and implemented laboratory SOPs in compliance to ISO 15189 Norms. Conducted laboratory baseline assessments in 8 health units, and follow-up trough site visits by conducting intern audits following WHO SLIPTA checklist to monitor program progress; gave feedback of visited sites with internal audit reports and recommendations;
Helped establish the AFENET local team: participated in interviews, trained junior mentors in laboratory implementation, writing laboratory SOPs, data collection and monitoring of quality indicators;
Presented program progress to local coordinator, CDC, Minister of Health and other health focal points;
Wrote training and meeting invitation letters to local health unit directors;
Trained, mentored and supervised lab technicians from partner institutions;
Provided training to lab personal at National Institute of Public Health and other health units on laboratory management, diagnostic procedures, biosafety, good health practices, disease awareness and prevention and response and preparedness of outbreaks ( Ebola, Yellow fever and Dengue);
Managed laboratory equipment: contacted equipment and consumable suppliers, developed proposals to AFENET and CDC for purchases;
Implemented internal quality control procedures, trained lab technicians in monitoring tools;
Mobilized resources for workshop organizations: venue identification, contacted catering, written and coordinated the delivery of invitation letters, compiled training materials;
Built and trained the HIV team for the HIV quality assurance program: panel control preparation and distribution, de
International Master of Businesses and Administration, Marketing (MBA) at Paris School of Business, Paris, France (September 2014- July 2015)

Master of Science in Medical Microbiology at Birkbeck College, University of London, England
(October 2008-July 2011)

Bachelor Degree Biomedical Science. Clinical Analysis and Public Health at Fernando Pessoa University, Porto-Portugal. (September 2003-May 2008)

Trainer of Trainers (TOT) at South Africa National Health Laboratories for SLMTA- AFENET/CDC/APHL Partners (August 2013), Johannesburg, South Africa
Antimicrobials at Fernando Pessoa University, Porto-Portugal (January 2006)
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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