Professor Paulo Ferrinho

Professor Paulo Ferrinho is Full Professor of International Health at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Universidade NOVA, Lisbon, Portugal) and its Director since 2009. Moreover, he manages a research centre of excellence on Global Health and Tropical Medicine and coordinates the WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Policy and Planning.

His areas of expertise include public health, epidemiology, human resources for health (human resources planning and health workers training), maternal and child health, travel medicine, and capacity development of academic institutions. Prof. Ferrinho has been involved in collaborative international work in Europe, Africa (all Lusophone countries and Eritrea, South Africa, and Zambia) South America (Brazil) and Asia (Thailand and East Timor).