Health Minister says it is an exceptional moment for the portuguese medicine. Portugal was unanimously accepted in the M8 Alliance, considered the health G8. The dean of the University of Coimbra says this recognition opens the door to the investigation.
The portuguese application was accepted unanimously at the meeting of the World Health Summit, taking place in Berlin.
The dean of the University of Coimbra was pleased with the entry of Portugal in the group of the world’s best in healthcare.Speaking to the TSF, João Gabriel Silva points out that this recognitions
Speaking to the TSF, João Gabriel Silva points out that this recognitions is opening doors to the portuguese research worldwide.
The Health Minister, Paulo Macedo, points out that Portugal with this entry begins to participate in an important forum for discussion and thought on health, with the recognition of two highly prestigious institutions.
Portugal was represented by the consortium’s of Centro Hospital e Universitário de Coimbra and University of Coimbra. Paulo Macedo believes that the entry into the M8 Alliance is to give scale to the research projects and national innovation.
The entry of Portugal in the M8 Alliance, the G8 Health, can give “the scale research projects and national innovation, contributing decisively to a more competitive health economy”, says the government.
The M8 Alliance’s main mission is to improve health globally, and until now had 17 members from 13 different countries.
“Being part of this association, which sit the largest academies in the world and where is generated thinking on the main issues and trends in this sector, Portugal shall take part in another important debate and strategic thinking forum about global health” defended the Health Minister Paulo Macedo, in declarations to the Lusa agency.
The minister emphasizes that Portugal can now contribute all their knowledge in specific areas and differentiates in scientific excellence Forum and can give scale to research projects and national innovation, contributing decisively to a more competitive health economy. ”
“Through the consortium of the University of Coimbra and the Hospital Center and University of Coimbra, Portugal becomes the 14th country to join this restricted forum. It highlights the fact that the General Assembly of the M8 Alliance has unanimously voted the admission of the application of Coimbra. The M8 Alliance brings together 17 of the most prestigious universities and hospitals and of the world and is the most important sponsor of the World Health Conference “he said.
Paulo Macedo says also that the admission of Portugal is “a time of exceptional significance for the Portuguese medicine because it represents international recognition of two secular and highly prestigious institutions. This step of the internationalization of one of the units excellence in health care takes place in the same week that Portugal has appointed its first referral centers with European standards. These achievements come demonstrate the vitality and the quality of the NHS today” he said.
The application of Portugal, which was accepted unanimously and had been very well received by decision makers to July 16, during a visit to Germany of a Portuguese delegation and the Minister of the Portuguese Health, Paulo Macedo, saw now complete all process, during the General Assembly of the World Health Summit, in Berlin.
The M8 Alliance promotes translational research and innovation in the approach to care, targeting the development of effective health systems in disease prevention.
This network is the basis of academic excellence and which is based the organization of the World Health Summit, an annual forum for dialogue on health care.