Following the example of European Parliament and the UK, Portugal has established a Health Parliament to discuss and debate health policy, which Associate Professor Marisa Miraldo has been invited to join. In partnership Janssen – a pharmaceutical company that’s part of the Johnson & Johnson group – Expresso, Microsoft and Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the Health Parliament will consider patient-centric health care, mental health, ethics, demographic impediments to efficient health care systems, the impact of technological innovation and the effect of R&D on Portugal’s economy.
60 members of the Parliament have been selected between the ages of 21 and 40 who will sit from September 2016 to June 2017, supported by a Consultative Council of policy makers, academics, and curators who will support discussions and attend events. Marisa will act as a teacher and researcher for the Parliament. A full list of participants is on the Health Parliament blog.
Find out more about the Health Parliament (in Portuguese).