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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

    A bood-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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Antibiotic and biocide resistance among staphylococci causing SSTIs in companion animals in Portugal

    Costa, SS., Ribeiro, R., Oliveira, V., Serrano, M., Ferreira, C., Morais, C., Pomba, C. & Couto, I., 2020, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    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
  • Activities

    • 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