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Iscte launches Initiative for Societal Health

The Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon launches on December 10th the Iscte-Health programme, through which it intends to contribute with the resources and extensive skills it has to help in the resolution of public health problems of our days in a multidisciplinary and comprehensive perspective. The launch is marked by the publication of the first Booklet on Societal Health, with a set of critical reflections on Health and Society in the Covid-19 era.

"Today, tackling the complexity of public health problems requires the contribution of all disciplines and scientific areas, with comprehensive multidisciplinary approaches. In the future, solving health problems will require even more: more multidisciplinarity, more digital, more citizen participation, more global perspective, more focus on well-being. The Iscte affirms its contribution in this field by mobilising the broad and plural resources and competence it possesses", says Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues, Rector of the Iscte.

In the Iscte-Health programme for 2020-2021 is the development of several projects, namely training in Digital Health, launching new courses in health and developing partnerships with industry, projects to develop digital solutions for self-management of chronic diseases with patient associations and interdisciplinary research, for example, in the field of cancer literacy.

The project is coordinated by the president of the Iscte Scientific Council, Maria Luísa Lima, with the support of the expert Henrique Martins, a core team of ten dedicated professors, and which already includes more than 40 professors and associate researchers from all scientific areas of the university.

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