Parlamento Nacional - Portugal
Maria de Belém Roseira was born in 1949 and is graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra in 1972.
Lawyer and Jurist, held countless positions, for over three decades, the last of which has been devoted to political activity, such as Minister of Health, Minister for Equality and Member of Parliament in several Legislatures and President of the Socialist Party.
She was elected President of the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organisation in 1999.
She also develops an intense action in the field of volunteering and governing bodies of several non-profit institutions of the Social Economy area, and is a member of several national and international juries.
She has been a lecturer both at home and abroad, a collaborating professor with university institutions, a preface writer and co-author of several publications and author of multiple opinion articles in the written press.