The overall aim of the PPS Group is to improve health and well-being of populations, promoting Universal Health Coverage (UHC), namely in Portuguese-speaking Countries.
We focused on two target populations: (a) travellers and migrants and (b) health workforce, in Europe, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking African countries.
The Group’s specific research objectives are to:
i) Identify, design and evaluate policies, strategies and services to mitigate obstacles to the access of populations to health services in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries;
ii) To characterize and study health systems in Portuguese-speaking countries, helping designing policies for primary-care reform, including health promotion programmes and sustained UHC strategies;
iii) Identify service and resource needs, and alternative pathways to health workforce capacity strengthening;
iv) Identify health needs of travellers, tourists, migrants and vulnerable populations and their determinants focusing on VBD and THOP;
v) Characterize services and resources available to these travellers, tourists, migrants and vulnerable populations in terms of the various economic, cultural, organizational dimensions of their access to healthcare;