OMS Project: Responsibility for Public Health in The Lusophone World: Doing Justice in and beyond the Covid Emergency

26-02-2021

This Project is a World Health Organization sponsored initiative, designed to gather experiences and data regarding the preparedness and response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Angola, Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal and the Macao Special Administrative Region. Launched in November 2020, it combines the in-depth analysis of the most recent legislation and bibliography on the matter with data obtained through a Questionnaire, addressed to a significative number of participants (from healthcare workers to academics and NGOs), which aims to gather different experiences and analyze ethical difficulties identified in the response to the Pandemic.

The Team responsible for developing the Project (which has, as its principal researcher, Professor André Dias Pereira, PhD) includes academics, lawyers and attorneys, as well as Bioethics and Biolaw specialists. These researchers aim to prepare proposals and recommendations that once implemented may contribute to thriving health systems, prepared to respond to public health emergency situations. A White Book will be the central output of information to the Lusophone Communities and Government agencies of the involved countries and special administrative region.

WHO ERC number - (CERC.0079/ HEG 70)

Composition of the Proposed Team

André Pereira (Lead Researcher)
Assistant Professor -Faculty of Law - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Researcher at UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research
Expertise: in Bioethics and Law, Health Law and Civil Law

Maria do Céu Patrão Neves (Bioethics Consultant)
Full Professor of Ethics - University of the Azores, Portugal, where she is also responsible for teaching and research on applied ethics (mainly bioethics).
Expertise: in Bioethics

Ana Raquel Moniz
Associate Professor - Faculty of Law - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Researcher at UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research
Expertise: in Constitutional and Administrative Law

Ana Gaudêncio
Assistant Professor - Faculty of Law - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Researcher at UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research
Expertise: in Philosophy of Law and Human Rights

Inês Godinho
Associate Professor - Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Portugal
Researcher at UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research
Expertise: in Criminal and Health Law

Luís Meneses do Vale
Assistant Professor - Faculty of Law - University of Coimbra
Researcher at UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research
Expertise: in Constitutional Law, Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law

Carla Barbosa
Researcher at UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research
Lawyer
Expertise: in Bioethics and Law and Health Law

Ana Elisabete Ferreira
Researcher at UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research
Expertise: in Bioethics, Patients' rights lawyer

Fernando Vannier Borges
Researcher at UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research
Expertise: in Science Communication and in Ethics in Communication

Vera Lúcia Raposo
Associate Professor - Faculty of Law - Macau University, China
Expertise: in Health Law and Bioethics

Armindo Jelembi
Researcher at UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research
Expertise: in Public Administration (Angola)

Sandra Alves
Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Expertise: in Health Law

Carlos Serra
Institute of Sciences and Technology of Mozambique (ISCTEM)
Expertise: in environmental law and NGO activist

Young Researcher:

Catarina de Almeida
LLM candidate; Law degree, Coimbra University
Expertise: in Public Law and International Law

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