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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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    Research Output

    40 years of immunization in Mozambique: a narrative review of literature, accomplishments, and perspectives

    Cassocera, M., Chissaque, A., Martins, MR. & de Deus, N., 7 Oct 2020, In : Cadernos de Saude Publica. Vol. 36, supl. 2, p. e00038320-e00038337 17 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    A blood-free diet to rear Anopheline Mosquitoes

    Marques, J., Cardoso, J. C. R., Félix, R. C., Power, D. M. & Silveira, H., 31 Jan 2020, In : Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. n.º 155, p. e60144-e60155 11 p., e60144.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Activities

    O Papel do diagnóstico tardio na transmissão da infeção de VIH-1 em Portugal

    Victor Pimentel (Speaker), & Marta Pingarilho (Speaker)

    23 Jan 202024 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Addressing Gaps in Men's Health Literacy and Health Seeking in Mozambique: A Case for Differentiated Care for HIV and CVD

    Maria do Rosário Fraga Oliveira Martins (Organiser)

    11 Feb 202012 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference