Ciro de Quadros

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Dr. Ciro de Quadros is a leader in the field of Public Health, in particular, the area of vaccine preventable diseases.

Eradication of polio

Dr. de Quadros played a critical role in developing the strategies now used worldwide in the eradication of polio.. Perspectives in Health 2005; 10(2).He led the team which eradicated polio from the Americas. He received a Medical Doctor degree from the Catholic School of Medicine, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1966, and a M.P.H. degree from the National School of Public Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Quadros C. . Annals of Internal Medicine 1997; 127(2): 156-8.

Current work

In 2003, de Quadros joined the Sabin Vaccine Institute, a non-profit organization honoring the legacy of Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine. de Quadros is instrumental in the Institute's international immunization advocacy programs, where he works on issues such as the introduction of new vaccines, e.g. rotavirus, rubella, human papilloma virus, pneumococcal and others, and on issues related to the sustainability of national immunization programs. He is also on the faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and the School of Medicine of the George Washington University.

Public Health Awards

He publishes and presents at conferences throughout the world and has received a number of international awards, including:
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