Amabelia Rodrigues

National Institute of Public Health, Guinea Bissau 
Former President 

Amabelia Rodrigues is former president of the new National Institute of Public Health in Guinea Bissau. She received her PhD at the University of Copenhagen in 2001, concentrating on the epidemiology of cholera. She has done research on cholera, rotavirus, malaria and vaccines.

Under her leadership, war-torn Guinea Bissau was able to strengthening the four components that previously conducted core public health function, create a new institute, and leverage IANPHI's initial investment many times to bring more partners and more progress toward development of a fully functional NPHI.