I was born in Guinea-Bissau, a land that fuels my passion for advancing healthcare in resource-limited settings.
My journey as a Medical Doctor began at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where I acquired a strong foundation in medicine and compassionate patient care.
I specialized in Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care at Dona Estefânia Hospital, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, where I care for critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. I am particularly interested in infectious diseases, hemodynamics, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, simulation, and medical education, helping empower future generations of pediatricians.
I earned a master’s degree in Tropical Health at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Nova University of Lisbon, with the theme “Pro-inflammatory mediators in severe malaria in children.” Moreover, I honed skills in Tropical Medicine and planning, execution, and evaluation of health systems.
As a Guest Professor of Pediatrics at Nova Medical School, Lisbon, and pediatric tropical medicine at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Nova University of Lisbon, I embrace the role of a mentor and educator, trying to nurture the minds of aspiring health professionals with a shared vision for a healthier world.
I had the honor of serving as General Director of Maternal and Child Health in the Ministry of Public Health of Guinea-Bissau, which allowed me to work and advocate for the well-being of mothers and children, trying to strengthen healthcare programs and initiatives in these areas with the objective of making a positive and lasting impact in their present and future.
I aspire to contribute to creating sustainable healthcare solutions that significantly improve health outcomes, especially for children and mothers, fostering a healthier and more equitable world for all.