Support to Public Health

On World Oral Health Day, this publication was published publicly and is the result of the cooperation between the Serra Henriques Foundation, the Directorate-General for Health, the Lisbon Hospital Center and the National School Library Network. In this initiative between Health and Education was born an innovative project that seeks to introduce a set of good practices in the behavior of the population and a decisive commitment in the prevention of disease and promotion of Health in Portugal. The aim of this project is to make the integration of oral health issues into school curricula inevitable, making it possible to approach different subjects in a more competent and effective way.
This youth manual is part of the National Program for the Promotion of Oral Health and was offered by the Foundation to the national network of school libraries of the Ministry of Education. The book invites direct interaction with the reader through a mirrored surface, allowing the child to self-assess their oral health. The book also reveals oral diseases and their consequences and proposes good health practices.
The interdependencies of hygiene care and the promotion of reading in health plans are unquestionable, which is why the Serra Henriques Foundation decided to edit this important tool and optimize its impact in a joint work with the different entities of the Ministries of Health and Education.

Alongside the missions of governments and universities, the Serra Henriques Foundation intends to be an institution that is agile in the creation of network synergies and to promote public policies within the spheres of the qualility of life of both people and the environment.

Through the collaboration with the Directorate-General for Health, Faculties of Medicine and Hospital Centers, the Foundation supports the organization of conferences, congresses, research centers and the dissemination of good practices in Public Health.


The Serra Henriques Foundation, the city of Oporto and the Portuguese Order of Physicians are the institutional partners of the 2018 Young European Scientist Meeting, which features the participation of four hundred young investigators within the biomedical sphere, from twenty-five different countries.

The main goal is to gather world-class scientists in Porto who will present major discoveries in five different areas: Internal Medicine, Neurosciences, Oncology & Molecular Biology, Physiology & Immunology, and Surgery.

The congress takes place in the University of Porto between the 14th and the 17th of September, with the High Patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic and the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.