Gisela Leiras

News Writer

Country:  Portugal

External title: MD, Medical Doctor


I concluded my medical studies in 2016 and I started this year my Public Health residency in Coimbra, Portugal. Currently I am also doing an Information Management and Business Intelligence in Health post-graduation degree.


My interest in Global Health has grown last year after attending the Global Health Summer School at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health. Motivated by this course, I start looking deeper into this field and came across GHNGN. I fully identified with the aims of GHNGN and therefore I joined the network. I believe that health problems transcend any national boundaries and that is our generation concern to lead the future health sector transformation, fighting for health equity.


I am a writer for the news team and I hope to create a space for analysis and discussion of relevant topics regarding Global Health and promote reflection so that together we can tackle world problems.


Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish, German