Prof. Maria do Rosário Martins received the gold medal commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by unanimous deliberation of the Jury of the 2020 Human Rights Award of the Portuguese Parliament and the support of the Parliament’s Speaker, Prof. Ferro Rodrigues.
The MP Luís Marques Guedes, Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees, justified the jury’s decision “for her coordination work in the important comparative study on the impact and particular consequences of Covid-19 on immigrant and Portuguese families”.
The study named:
Response to the Covid-19 pandemic in a context of social inequalities in health: a cross-sectional study on Amadora’s native and immigrant populations
aimed to analyse the socioeconomic dynamics, concerns and difficulties in accessing health care of a sample of 420 families, including 217 of immigrants, from the Amadora borough.
Being the first of its kind, it will provide valuable data about Covid-19’s consequences among immigrants in Portugal, that can be used to inform public policies towards immigrants both domestically and internationally.
Prof. Martins, on her speech, revealed that the study will be extended to one thousand families from four boroughs of Lisbon’s South Bank: Alcochete, Barreiro, Moita and Montijo.