Marta Alexandra Fartura Braga Temido de Almeida Simões was born in Coimbra in 1974.
Marta Temido holds a PhD in International Health from the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the New University of Lisbon, as well as a Master´s Degree in Health Economics and Management from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and a Law Degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra.
Minister of Health in the XXI Government.
She holds a degree in Hospital Administration by the National School of Public Health of Universidade Nova. She held the positions of deputy director of the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and non-executive President of the board of the Portuguese Red Cross Hospital. From 2016 to 2017, she was President of the Executive Board of the Central Administration of the Health System.
Marta Temido also held management and administration responsibilities in several hospitals of the National Health Service, as well as other health-related entities. Namely, from 2013 to 2015, she presided over the Portuguese Association of Hospital Administrators.
Marta Temido was also a member of the advisory board of the Grupo de Ativistas pelo Tratamento (GAT) and of the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
She has also been teaching in several health institutions and is the author and co-author of scientific publications on the field of health.