1938 – Campaign “Against Leprosy” promoted by Prof. Bissaya Barreto in the newspaper A Saúde

Professor Bissaya Barreto, professor of the Faculty of Medicine and President of the Beira Litoral Province Board initiated a campaign in favor of assistance to Hansen’s patients. Over the course of four years, the project of what would become the Hospital Colónia Rovisco Pais was presented in that newspaper.