Scientific Research Policy for Health in Portugal: II - Facts and Suggestions

Authors

  • Cátia Sá Guerreiro R&D Unit. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Zulmira Hartz R&D Unit. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Luís Sambo R&D Unit. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal. Ministério da Saúde. Governo da República Popular de Angola. Luanda. Angola.
  • Cláudia Conceição R&D Unit. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Gilles Dussault R&D Unit. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Giuliano Russo R&D Unit. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Miguel Viveiros R&D Unit. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Henrique Silveira R&D Unit. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Pedro Pita Barros Nova School of Business and Economics. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Paulo Ferrinho R&D Unit. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisboa. Portugal.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.8012

Keywords:

Biomedical Research, Health Services Research, National Health Programs, Portugal, Public Health

Abstract

After more than 40 years of democracy and 30 years of European integration, Portugal has bridged the research gap it had previously. However, when compared to global and European research policies, Portugal still has a long way go regarding investment in research and development. Health Research in Portugal has been managed by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia and the National Health Institute Doctor Ricardo Jorge, and it has not been a political priority, emphasized by the absence of a national scientific research plan for health, resulting in a weak coordination of actors in the field. The strategic guidelines of the 2004 - 2010 National Health Plan are what comes closest to a health research policy, but these were not implemented by the institutions responsible for scientific research for the health sector. Trusting that adopting a strategy of incentives to stimulate health research is an added-value for the Portuguese health system, the authors present five strategic proposals for research in health in Portugal.

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Published

2017-03-31

How to Cite

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Guerreiro CS, Hartz Z, Sambo L, Conceição C, Dussault G, Russo G, Viveiros M, Silveira H, Pita Barros P, Ferrinho P. Scientific Research Policy for Health in Portugal: II - Facts and Suggestions. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2017 Mar. 31 [cited 2023 Mar. 30];30(3):233-42. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/8012

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Review Articles