UKWHO Trustee 

Dr Diogo Martins is a medical doctor from Portugal with extensive experience in global health and international development. He is the Policy & Advocacy Lead for the Snakebite priority area at the Wellcome Trust. Over the next seven years, this new programme will invest £80 million to transform the way snakebite treatments are researched, developed and delivered, to make them safer, more effective and accessible for all.

His responsibility is to shape, develop and implement a policy, advocacy and public affairs strategy for the Snakebite portfolio, in collaboration with regulators, manufacturers, donors, governments and multilateral agencies, including the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO).


Prior to joining the Wellcome Trust, Dr Martins worked at the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Climate Change Unit of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health; and as a Public Health medical resident in the northern region of Portugal.


Dr Martins is Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) candidate at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and a seminar leader for ‘Issues in Public Health’ and ‘Health Systems’. His research interests include Planetary Health, Sustainable Development and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). 

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