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Stay healthy in Porto


The Portuguese health system is the 12th best in the world and the 9th in Europe, according to the World Health Organization.

All resident citizens have access to healthcare provided by the public National Health Service across the country, including the full range of services across the continuum of care, from prevention and primary care, to acute and emergency services and rehabilitation. National hospitals and local health centres cover the whole country as well as private institutions, with modern and well-equipped health units.

The Portuguese National Vaccination Programme is universal, free and prevents all pandemic threats - including tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Polio, Tetanus, Cervical Cancer and major diseases. Alongside with the health system’s improvement within the last 40 years, this Vaccination Programme contributed to Portugal having one of the lowest infant mortality rates in Europe, positioning Portugal as one of the safest countries for a child to be born in.

Porto has a high-quality healthcare system, having excellent professionals as well as first-class hospitals with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Many hospitals have international accreditations and ISO 9001:2000 quality certificates. Surgeries are performed by high-calibre, internationally known surgeons with advanced equipment, including robots.

According to the UNICEF report published in June 2017, Portugal is ranked first in the world in terms of children health and well-being.

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