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GHTM is a R&D Centre that brings together researchers from the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of NOVA University Lisbon with a track record in Tropical Medicine and International/Global Health. It aims at strengthening Portugal’s role as a leading partner in the development and implementation of a global health research agenda. GHTM’s evidence-based interventions contribute to the promotion of equity in health and to improve the health of populations.

Our mission is to produce knowledge on global health and tropical medicine, develop tools and strengthen health systems through excellence in research, training and systems implementation.

Our organizational framework consists of four research groups; each include researchers with expertise in different areas. These are the following:

• Vector Borne Diseases (VBD),

• Tuberculosis, HIV and Opportunistic Diseases (THOP),

• Population Health, Policies and Services (PPS) and

• Individual Health Care (IHC).

 

In order to achieve cutting-edge outputs, the Centre operates in a transdisciplinary context in which relevant data and materials are exchanged between scientists in the different groups. The major research areas that are of shared interest – cross cutting issues, constitute the guiding principles of our working model and are the following:

• Global pathogen disper sion and population mobility,

• Drug discovery & resistance,

• Diagnostics,

• Fair research partnerships, and

• Public health information.

 

We host the WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Policy and Planning that supports the WHO’s strategic goal of optimizing the impact of the current and future health workforce on achieving healthy lives, universal health coverage and global health security through research, training and strategic advice.

 

Besides standard laboratory facilities, GHTM as specialized infrastructure such as: BSL-3 labs; accredited animal house; insectaries for breeding mosquitoes and sandflies; a Biobank – Biotropical Resources; and an Arthropod Safety Level 3 facility - VIASEF (Roadmap for Research Infrastructures, FCT, FEDER) is under construction.

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Portugal Medicine & Life Sciences
Leishmania infantum Medicine & Life Sciences
Malaria Medicine & Life Sciences
Parasites Medicine & Life Sciences
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Infection Medicine & Life Sciences
Culicidae Medicine & Life Sciences
HIV-1 Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Advances in the molecular diagnosis of tuberculosis: from probes to genomes

Machado, D., Couto, I. & Viveiros, M., Aug 2019, In : Infection Genetics And Evolution. Vol. 72, p. p. 93-112 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Alternative strategies for mosquito-borne arbovirus control

Achee, N. L., John Paul, G., Vatandoost, H., Seixas, G., Pinto, J., Ng, L. C., Martins, A. J., Juntarajumnong, W., Corbel, V., Clément, G., David, J. P., James, O., James G., L., Eric, M., Gregor J., D. & John G., V., 1 Jan 2019, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Vol. 13, n.º 1, p. e0006822-e0006844 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Arboviruses
Culicidae
Insecticide Resistance
Public Health
Dengue

Anopheline antiplatelet protein from mosquito saliva regulates blood feeding behavior

Ashekul, I., Talha Bin, E., Daisuke S., Y., Mitsuhiro, I., Fitri, A., Yenni, Y., Ririka, Y., Shah, A., Silveira, H. & Shigeto, Y., 28 Feb 2019, p. 3129-3140. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Feeding Behavior
Culicidae
Saliva
Proteins
Malaria

Activities 2008 2016

  • 9 Publication peer-review
  • 4 Editorial activity
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Workshop on Malaria Transmission

Patrícia Isabel Rosa Salgueiro (Invited speaker)
1 Dec 201619 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

EURNEGVEC COST Action: Training School 6

Patrícia Isabel Rosa Salgueiro (Invited speaker)
2 Jan 201630 Jan 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

European Journal of Entomology (Journal)

Patrícia Isabel Rosa Salgueiro (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 20161 Jun 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review