The BERC-Luso Project has set up two work teams: one of legal advisors and another of trainees, both including professionals from all partner countries.
The team of trainees consists of five professionals appointed by each partner country. In total, 20 professionals are going to receive training.
Isabel Margareth Malungue
Sampaio Mamba João Francisco
Maria de Lourdes Monteiro
Maria do Céu Teixeira
Sheila Pinto Monteiro
Marilene Gomes Menezes D'Alva
Cesário Lourenço Martins
Mouhammed Djicó Ould Ahmed
Victor Francisco Gomes
Jamal Mário Paulino
Abrão Jacobe Lemos
São Tomé e Príncipe
Camélia Neto de Barros
Isaulina Neto Viegas Barreto
Semôa do Espírito Santo
Vânia Juleika de Castro
The team of legal advisors, which is preparing the Comparative Legislative Study, is coordinated by Paula Martinho da Silva and includes the members listed below.
Paula Martinho da Silva
Lawyer, MSc in Bioethics (Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid). Senior Researcher (Institute of Bioethics, Portuguese Catholic University).
She was a member and Chairperson of the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences and Vice-chairperson of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies of the European Commission.
Member of UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, Champalimaud Foundation Ethics Council, and Central Lisbon Hospital Center.
Graduated in Law (Law School, Universidade Agostinho Neto), head of the Legal Technical Department of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Health (MINSA) and Trainee Lawyer at the Angolan Bar Association (OAA).
João José Mendes Semedo
He holds a degree in Law (Law School, University of Lisbon), a Course in Advanced Studies in Legal Drafting and Science of Law, and a Postgraduate Degree in Legal and Administrative Sciences. He is currently a legal counsel at the Independent Regulatory Entity of Health (ERIS), and from 2011 to 2019, he was a legal counsel at the Regulatory and Supervision Agency of Pharmaceutical and Food Products (ARFA).
He holds a degree in Law, Specialization in Public Administration, and a Postgraduate Degree in Law and Regional Integration Systems (Bissau Law School). He has been a Legal Advisor to Ministers and Secretaries of State for Public Health and the Director of the Legal, Legislation and Administrative Litigation Office.
He holds a degree in Law (Eduardo Mondlane University) and is the Head of the Legal Office of the National Directorate of Pharmacy, a Professor at the Higher Institute of Management, Commerce and Finance, and a member of the Mozambican Bar Association. Currently, he is also an advisor to the National Directorate of Pharmacy.
Graduated in Law (Law School, University of Lisbon), Director of the Legal and Litigation Office of the INFARMED – National Authority of Medicines and Health Products, I.P.