National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge

Contact Information

Carlos Matias Dias
+ 351 21 752 64 04

Av. Padre Cruz

1649-016 Lisbon - Portugal

“The National Health Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge (Instituto Ricardo Jorge) is a public body within the indirect administration of the State, under the Ministry of Health, endowed with scientific autonomy, technical, administrative, financial and own assets.

Founded in 1899 by the doctor and humanist Ricardo Jorge (Porto, 1858 - Lisbon, 1939), as a laboratory arm of the Portuguese health system, the Ricardo Jorge Institute develops a threefold mission as State laboratory in the health sector, the national reference laboratory and national health observatory.

The Institute Ricardo Jorge has operating units at its headquarters in Lisbon in centers in Porto (Public Health Center Doctor Gonçalves Ferreira) and Águas de Moura (Vectors Studies Center and Infectious Diseases Dr. Francisco Cambournac).