In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Portugal can be found.
TV Report: Societal Impact of Chronic Pain
On the 11th of June a media report appeared on Portuguese national television. Chronic pain as disease costs Portugal 3 million euro´s per year and it affects around 30% of the Portuguese population. Chronic pains can occur over longer periods and last for years.
During SIP 2012 many pain experts have gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark to focus the attention on the problem it is for public health. José Romão (National Program for Pain Control) and Beatriz Craveiro Lopes (EFIC®) will give a statement on this subject. Please view the full TV news report above.
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 Teresa Flor de Lima