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Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

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Postal Address: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Av. de Berna, 45A 1067-001 Lisboa Portugal
Phone number: 00351217823000
Website: www.gulbenkian.pt
Organisation Type: Research Management
Organisation summary: The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. Created by a clause in Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian's will, the Foundation's statutes were approved in 1956. The head-office is located in Lisbon. The large premises, opened in 1969, comprise the head-office itself and the museum. In addition to the areas occupied by the Foundation's management and various departments, the premises include a large auditorium, a space for temporary exhibitions, a congress area with auditoriums and other rooms, as well as a large building that houses the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library. The entire complex is set in the Gulbenkian Park. In 1983, the Modern Art Centre, consisting of a museum and an education centre, was opened at one end of the park. The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência is situated inside a multi-building complex in Oeiras. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation also has a delegation in the United Kingdom (UK Branch) and a centre in Paris (the Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre). The Foundation actively pursues its statutory aims in Portugal and abroad through a wide range of direct activities and grants supporting projects and programmes. Benefits in the field of health have direct filing as a methodology for projects that will be analyzed and selected based on criteria of innovation, quality, relevance and appropriateness, and falling in the following areas: • Maternal and child health - supporting capacity building of local organizations, strengthening primary care networks with priority action at this level; • Infectious diseases - focus is on projects aimed at the disclosure or the application of knowledge on the main "diseases of poverty" (malaria, tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS); • Training of health professionals - supporting actions for recovery of human resources in key areas of the health sector and that, by its multiplier effect, may contribute to strengthen the internal capacity training and overcome one of the main problems in this area (insufficient resources qualified human).

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