FundeSalud is a public, non-profit organization from the Extremadura region of Spain that manages research and education programs. It is assigned to the Regional Ministry of Health and Social Services at the Government of Extremadura and manages both research and education programs at the Regional Healthcare (SES) and Sociosanitary System (SEPAD).
In addition, FundeSalud works in collaboration with the University of Extremadura (UEx) and other public or private research centers, providing resources, staff and facilities to develop any biomedical research activity in the autonomous region of Extremadura (Spain).
The SES comprises 14 hospitals with around 3000 beds, 113 Community Health Centers, 420 Primary care Centers and over 18000 professionals. The Service of Infectious Diseases at “Infanta Cristina” University Hospital in Badajoz provides the highest-quality clinical care, teaching, and research in the best academic tradition. The department consists of 27 full-time professionals (5 medical doctors, nurses and technicians). The department is responsible for general infectious disease consultations, the transplant infectious diseases service, the inpatient infectious disease service (HIV, infectious endocarditis, nosocomial infections, meningitis, tuberculosis, travelers and immigrants infections, etc.), hospital epidemiology, and infection control and prevention in Extremadura (1100000 inhabitants).
The University of Extremadura in collaboration with research groups in SES provides the expertise in basic and applied research in health and sociosanitary field, including multidisciplinary expertise in clinical research, ICT, and robotics. Research Support Services (RSS) including molecular biology, citometry, confocal microscopy and massive sequencing (NGS) facilities support professionals in any biomedical research activity (public or private) in Extremadura. Additionally, offers training courses with various different techniques and their applications.
Contact: Dr. Jonathan Gómez Raja