In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Portugal can be found.
Awareness Initiative in National Parliament
A awareness action about chronic pain was promoted by Fundação Grünenthal between 15-17 May 2012 in the Portuguese National Parliament. This initiative aimed the promotion of the knowledge of chronic pain as a disease in its own right and the social and economic burden of the disease, affecting 3 million adults in Portugal and costing about 3.000 million Euros.
Please read more information in the Fundação Grünenthal newsletter.
In June 2018 a group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives met to identify relevant topics for SIP and launched the national SIP platform in Portugal. Both groups are now working together on their common priorities “Pain and Work” and “Awareness on Pain”.
Maria do Rosário Alonso - Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo da Dor (APED)
Maria Teresa Flor de Lima - Associação de Doentes de Dor Crónica dos Açores (ADDCA)
Ivone Machado - Associação Atlântica de Apoio a Doentes de Machado-Joseph (AAADMJ)
Isabel Pireza - Associação Portuguesa de Doentes com Enxaqueca e Cefaleias (MiGRA)
Margarida Piçarra Navalhinhas - Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla (SPEM)