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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
Parasites Medicine & Life Sciences
Malaria Medicine & Life Sciences
Culicidae Medicine & Life Sciences
Infection Medicine & Life Sciences
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2020

Avaliação da atenção integral ao idoso em serviços de atenção primária

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of comprehensive care for older adults in primary care servicesNádia, P., Elen Rose Lodeiro, C., Adriano, D., Pedro Alcântara da, S., Josiane Lozigia Fernandes, C., Patricia Rodrigues, S., Dinair Ferreira, M., Carolina Siqueira, M., Thais Fernanda Tortorelli, Z., Luceime Olivia, N., José Fernando Casquel, M., Hartz, Z. & Maria Ines Battistella, N., 20 Jan 2020, In : Revista de Saúde Pública. Vol. 54, p. 6-20 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Primary Health Care
Health Services

Health workforce monitoring in Portugal: does it support strategic planning and policy-making?

Tiago, C., Gomes, I., Patrícia, N. & Dussault, G., 7 Jan 2020, In : Health Policy. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Manpower
Health Resources
Policy Making
Strategic Planning

Regulação na saúde

Simões, J., 2020, Garantia de direitos e regulação: perspectivas de Direito Administrativo. Carla Amado, G., Ricardo, P., Rute, S. & Fernanda, M. (eds.). Lisboa: AAFDL

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2008 2016

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

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

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

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