Luis Filipe Lemos De Jesus Loureiro
Address: 330 Morgan Street #503, New Orleans, Louisiana 70114
Mobile: 1 504.994.6149 / 351 965003743
Seasoned, innovative, and visionary professional, with extensive teaching experience for both undergraduate and graduate level students; combined with proven expertise in providing technical support to countries with their efforts to develop the national strategic plans and M&E system for global humanitarian health setting.
Additional qualifications include:
Broad understanding of HIV/AIDS, Ebola and other zoonotic diseases prevention and control, epidemiology, disease surveillance, tropical medicine, immunology, and veterinary public health management, within the One Health context
28 years of international experience spanning Angola, Belgium, Cabo Verde, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Guiné-Bissau, Guinea- Conakry, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Portugal, Rep. of Congo, Rep. Dem. Sao-Tomé e Principe, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and Zambia
Adeptness in providing technical advice as a consultant and team lead for large complex multi-sectorial projects
Effective communication and interpersonal abilities in establishing positive working relationships with multicultural teams of professionals to support key initiatives; with multilingual fluency in English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish
Proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office applications, , and Google Doc
Areas of Expertise
Global Health Security | Functional National M&E Systems Design | Veterinary Public Health
Food Safety | M&E Training Development | Tropical Veterinary Medicine | Research and Development
Global Regulatory Compliance | National and International Organizational Collaboration| Crisis Countries| Pandemics -Outbreaks| International Project Management and development| Global Health system tools development
Master of Business and Administration, 2014
Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, 2009
Imperial College/SOAS, University of London, ENG, UK
Diploma in Food Safety, 1999
School of Veterinary Science, Bristol, ENG, UK
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Tropical Veterinary Medicine – Parasitology/Immunopathology, 1999
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, ENG, UK
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1993
Faculdade de Medicine Veterinaria, Lisboa, Portugal
Bachelor of Science in Animal Production, 1986
Escola Superior Agraria de Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Universidade Lusofona School Veterinary Medicine, Lisboa, Portugal
Full Professor (Invited) 2017–Present
Provide lectures on course of Veterinary Public Health – One Health that focus on the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health for prevention and control of emerging diseases/zoonoses
Manage project development and implementation, and lead the ongoing establishment of the Centre for Global Health
Deliver informative instruction to students on business strategy applied to veterinary medicine
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
Adjunct Assistant Professor – School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Senior Fellow – Centre for Global Health Equity 2009–Present
Introduce and teach the first One Health course to the university, focusing on the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health for prevention and control of emerging diseases/zoonoses
Oversee and evaluate the Haiti program of the university by training on M&E, health systems/health information systems, and zoonoses in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health
Display expertise in creating and teaching a new course on zoonoses and emerging diseases for graduate students
Earlier Positions Held:
New Generation University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Assistant Professor – Global Studies
Escola Secundaria Viriato, Viseu, Portugal
Lecturer – Biological Sciences and Ecology
Escola Secundaria de Nelas, Nelas, Portugal
Lecturer – Biological Sciences and Ecology
Redisse Guinea-Bissau / Inasa – World Bank, Guine, Bissau
Analyzed the existing capacities in Guinea-Bissau in accordance with the Join External Evaluation tool for assessment of 19 technical areas in the country
Prepared list of recommendation for action plans for various technical areas, such as policies and technical interventions
Aligned the activities of the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) with existing and to be implemented programs funded by international partners to support sustainability of interventions and prevent duplication of activities
Collaborated with local staff in developing training materials and trainings for various activities based on the scope of REDISSE/GHSA/JEE
Built linkages with potential donors to drive the project completion within allotted timeframe
The Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Country Team Leader 2017–2018
Strategically led the ECTAD country team in dealing with technical human resource needs
Administered and coordinated activities for the USAID supported EPT-2 country program and other ECTAD projects, including providing overall guidance and technical supervision
Served as a key point of contact with the Government of Liberia, development partners, multi-lateral agencies, and national and international non-governmental organizations, and the private sector in all matters related to high-impact emerging and re-emerging, as well as other endemic zoonotic and non-zoonotic disease prevention and control program and related activities
Took part in technical intersectoral meetings under the One Health framework with the major partners of the EPT-2/GHSA program
Played an integral role in maintaining a recognized national platform for orchestrating technical assistance, that involved immediate response required to resolve the challenges of animal health threats in accordance with government requirements and priorities
Worked closely with senior government officials and national partners or other entities on issues related to zoonotic diseases or other issues related to threats of animal origin
Rendered effectual assistance to the MoA, Directorate of Veterinary Services and National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) in conceptualizing appropriate country strategies and program for the management of Re/emerging IDs and endemic zoonotic and non-zoonotic diseases with the beneficiary government in line with the national policies, strategies, and priorities
Handled and evaluated project work plans, timely provision of inputs, organization of workshops, and training programs, while coordinating with officers at national and sub-national levels as well as other international organizations to ensure smooth delivery of FAO-implemented projects under the EPT-2 program
Drove efforts on resource mobilization by maximizing the use of existing funds to expand priority animal and human health-related projects by the government
Managed links with the established national networks on diagnosis and epidemiology allowing exchange and distribution of technical information on zoonotic diseases within the context of OH
Development Alternatives Incorporated/ United States Agency for International Development, USA
Formulated materials to support the Prevention and Response Program within the context of the Global Health Security Agenda of the US government/EPT2
Partnered with other US agencies and international stakeholders in executing the programs, emphasizing epi-surveillance, infection prevention and control, diagnosis, technical capacity building, policy formulation, and M&E
CDC/CSTE /USG, USA/Guine, Conakry
Received deployment to Conakry, Guinea, on relief efforts for control and prevention of the Ebola outbreak
Exemplified skills establishing strategy for Ebola P&C, including linkages between the components of a holistic program, such as epi-surveillance, IPC, M&E, policy formulation, and diagnosis in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, national and international stakeholders, and other partners
Management Sciences for Health, USA
Prepared a USAID proposal for health and agriculture development in Africa and Asia, including the development of the monitoring and evaluation tools of the program
Oversaw the TADs as well as financial and operational aspects of the proposed program
World Bank, USA
Completed assessment of the HSO/HSS program implemented in Ethiopia to effectively address two major components, such as health systems strengthening and financial sustainability
Provided technical assistance for costing HRH plan and scale-up policies, and analyzed the effectiveness of service delivery arrangements in the decentralization context
Applied MTEF in the context of decentralization and MDGs performance fund
Provided technical assistance on community-based insurance and social health insurance, and conducted fiscal space study and MDG performance fund
Identified performance indicators for M&E of the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) – the Lesotho New Hospital Public-Private Partnership Project that involved development of logical framework and key performance indicators for hospital and clinic management
Created the financial model for the project and proposed a set of recommendations effecting financial sustainability of services leading to improvement of the general health conditions of the populat
Earlier Positions Held:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Africa
European Union / African Union Inter-African Bureau of Animal Resources, Africa / europe
World Bank (GAMET), Lesotho, Mozambique
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Cairo, Egypt
Senior Advisor – Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD)
Texas A&M, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Avian Influenza Technical Advisor
French Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
IOM, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
World Health Organization, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Technical Officer – African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa
Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries, UK
Official Veterinary Surgeon
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, ENG, UK
Scientist – Tropical Medicine
Centro de Malaria e Outras Doencas Tropicais, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisboa, Portugal
Scientist – Malaria
Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Intern– Food Safety at the Abattoir “Forno Tijolo” and “Doca Pesca”
Sociedade Protectora dos Animais, Portugal
Consultorio Veterinario da Ajuda, Portugal
Liga Nacional de Defesa dos Animais, Lisboa, Portugal
Veterinary Surgeon – Food Safety at the Abattoir “Forno Tijolo” and “Doca Pesca”
Hendaye and Chabanais, France
Intern – Veterinary Medicine
DRABL, Viseu, Portugal
Intern – Rural Development
The World Bank Organization: Monitoring and Evaluation
Ordem dos Medicos Veterinarios (Portugal)
Royal College of Veterinary surgeons (United Kingdom)
Deployment to respond to Ebola Crisis in West Africa (2014)
National Technical Task Force on Avian Influenza - Ethiopian National Committee for P&C zoonoses (2004/5)
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2002). The definition of the elements of the platform of co-operation between the WHO, the African Union (AU) and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs). Paper presented at WHO Office at the AU and the ECA.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2003a). Establishment of health and social affairs desks in RECs in line with NEPAD objectives. Paper presented to WHO Office at the African Union (AU) and the ECA. Document CAMH/18 presented at the 1st Conference of African Ministers of Health, Tripoli, Libya.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2003b). Towards the development of a strategic framework for a policy of migration in Africa. Paper presented to the International Migration Policy Conference for East Africa, the Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region, IOM Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2019). Challenges to public health sector: New approaches towards implementing one health programs – Why it matters? 2019. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Trends in Agricultural, Chemical, Environmental and Biological Sciences (TACEBS-19), Porto, Portugal.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J., Neves, L.C., Trees, A.J., and Hommel, M. (1996a). Babesia sp. lactate dehydrogenase has specific co-enzyme activity of diagnostic potential. VIIIth International Symposium of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Jerusalem, Israel.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J., Neves, L.C., Trees, A.J., and Hommel, M. (1996b).Cross-reactivity of anti-human ICAM-1 monoclonal antibodies with bovine endothelial cells. VIIIth International Symposium of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Jerusalem, Israel.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J., Neves, L.C., Trees, A.J., and Hommel, M. (1997). Detection of TNF-a in serum from Babesia bovis infected cattle”. Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers – 51st Scientific Meeting, Scarborough, ENG, UK.
Neves, L.C., Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J., Hommel, M., and Trees, A.J. (1996). Electrophoretic study of metabolic enzymes of Babesia divergens and their diagnostic potential. Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers – Jubilee Scientific Meeting, Scarborough, ENG, UK.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2020). One Health. Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa, Portugal.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2006). A strategy for prevention and control of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in African countries – A personal view. 11th World Congress on Public Health/8th Brazilian Congress on Collective Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J., Messele, T., Yimer, E., Mesfin, A., and Deresa, A. (2006). Development of a framework for prevention and control of zoonotic diseases in Ethiopia (EHNRI). 11th World Congress on Public Health/8th Brazilian Congress on Collective Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J., Neves, L.C., Trees, A.J., and Hommel, M. (1998). Growth inhibition of Babesia bovis by nitric oxide derivatives, in vitro. Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers – 52nd Scientific Meeting, Scarborough, UK.
Garmie Voupawoe, Varney Kamara, Abdallah Traoré, Cristian De Battisti, Angélique Angot, Luis Filipe L de J Loureiro, Baba Soumaré, Gwenaëlle Dauphin et al. (2020). Rabies control in Liberia: Joint efforts towards Zero by 30. Acta Tropica. (submitted 2020)
Costa, P.M., Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J., and Matos, A. (2013). Transfer of multidrug-resistant bacteria between intermingled ecological niches: The interface between humans, animals and the environment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(1), 278–294.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J., Cesario, A.M., Franco, A.S., Rosario, V.E. (1995). Malaria in Sao Tome and Principe: Prevalence and drug susceptibility. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 90(2), 223-224.
Neves, L., Cross, H.F., Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J., Akca, A., Hommel, M., and Trees, A.J. (2001). Addition of hypoxanthine to culture media allows in vitro cultivation of Babesia bovis and B. bigemina at reduced serum concentrations. Parasitology, 123(4), 357-63.
Dissertation / Thesis
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2009). General considerations for development of holistic programmes for Prevention and control of highly pathogenic avian influenza: A focus on the surveillance and diagnosis component. (Master’s degree dissertation).
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (1999). Immunopathological studies in cattle infected with Babesia bovis parasites. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name of database. (ISNI: 0000 0001 3612 9859).
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (1993). Plasmodium falciparum: in vitro cultures and drug sensitivity assays. (DVM degree dissertation).
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (1987). Maneio higieno-profilatico, reproductivo e alimentar numa exploracao Ovina - Tojal mau (Farm management – Animal husbandry, nutrition, reproduction, disease control, and prevention). (Bachelor’s degree dissertation).
Manuscript / training manuals / Research Projects
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2009). Preparation of integrated national action plan for prevention and control of avian human influenza - Food and Agriculture Organization/United Nations, Mozambique, Lesotho, and Malawi.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2008a). Monitoring and Evaluation of Budget For The HIV / AIDS Prevention And Control Plan World Bank, Mozambique.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2008b). Preparation of integrated national action plan for prevention and control of avian human influenza - Food and Agriculture Organization/United Nations, Mozambique, Lesotho, and Malawi.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2007a). Preparation of integrated national action plan for prevention and control of avian human influenza - Food and Agriculture Organization/United Nations, Mozambique, Lesotho and Malawi.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2007b). Preparation of the standard operational procedures for prevention and control of HPAI in Egypt. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Cairo, Egypt.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2006). Three year National strategic preparedness and response for the avian human influenza pandemic threat. In collaboration with Gov of Ethiopia and partners, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2005a). Establishment of a reference laboratory for food standards in Ethiopia. Manuscript in preparation.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2005b). Prevention, control, and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies – regulations. Manuscript in preparation.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2005c). The animal by-products not intended for human consumption regulations. Manuscript in preparation.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2004a). Manual of operations for slaughterhouses and cutting rooms. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2004b). The domestic ungulates, farmed game and large wild game meat regulations (hygiene, inspection, and official controls. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Loureiro, L.F.L.D.J. (2004c). The poultry and lagomorph’s meat, farmed game bird meat (ratites), and small wild game meat (hygiene, inspection, and official controls). Manuscript submitted for publication.