Francisco Goiana da Silva, the physician selected to participate in the World Economic Forum
The young doctor, just graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, was the only Portuguese physician to be selected to attend the World Economic Forum
Francisco Goiana da Silva attended the Davos Summit, the meeting of 50 doctors from the World Health Organization that started on 22 January in Switzerland.
The young doctor believes that Portugal is an example to be followed by countries with liberalized health systems, such as the U.S., and also by European countries that have undergone bailout situations, due to the advances made in health care, such as the computerization of services.
Still, for this young doctor aged 24, not everything is rosy in the Portuguese health system. He makes some suggestions for improvement, such as being closer to the decision-making centres of entities like the World Health Organization and enhancing the image of the country.
In the presence of the richest countries in the world, Francisco Goiana da Silva sets as priorities to defend human dignity and make the Portuguese health system a reference.
Listen to the full interview with Francisco Goiana da Silva on TSF here.