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Alfredo Zacarias Muxlhanga

Alfredo Zacarias Muxlhanga


Area of Research:Malaria Control


No of Students:


  • PhD Student


I am Alfredo Zacarias Muxlhanga, born on October 6, 1992, a dedicated Mozambican in applied mathematics. My academic journey began at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), earning a Bachelor’s in Mathematics (2010-2013) and a Master’s (2020-2023), with a thesis on COVID-19 spread modeling. At the end of 2023, I commenced a PhD supported by AIMS through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, focusing on malaria control with the topic “Sub-national Risk Mapping and Dynamic Modeling for Tailored Approaches to Malaria Control in Mozambique”.

Recognizing the importance of pedagogy in academia, I enhanced my teaching skills through various psychopedagogical training modules at UEM between 2015 and 2019. These modules covered topics such as university teaching induction, introduction to psychopedagogy, inclusive education, higher education pedagogy, student assessment, distance teaching methodology, and student supervision. In 2020, I furthered my expertise in distance education through a module at the Instituto Superior de Transportes e Comunicações (ISUTC).

My engagement with the scientific community is reflected in my active participation in events such as the Foundational Training in Malaria Modelling in Senegal in 2023 organized by AIMS-Rwanda, the 4th Student Scientific Days-2022 at UEM, the 41st Annual SAMSA Conference, and the One Health Symposium 2022 organized by SAMSA.

Professionally, I have amassed a wealth of experience as a lecturer in undergraduate courses, teaching various mathematics subjects at UEM and ISUTC since 2013. My roles have included serving as an assistant and lecturer for courses such as Discrete Mathematics, Analytical Geometry, Mathematical Analysis, Algebra and Optimization, and Probability and Statistics.

I am fluent in Changana, possess excellent command of Portuguese, and have reasonable proficiency in English, both spoken and written. My technical skills include research, programming in Matlab, Scilab, R, and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Geogebra.

Currently based in Johannesburg, I am immersed in my PhD research proposal on Malaria Modelling, committed to contributing to my field’s advancement.