Dr. Ciro de Quadros, a giant in the world of public health, died peacefully at home yesterday in Washington, DC surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old.

Sabin Vaccine Institute Mourns the Passing of Executive Vice President Ciro de Quadros, MD

Dr. Ciro de Quadros, a giant in the world of public health, died peacefully at home yesterday in Washington, DC, surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old.

Dr. de Quadros dedicated his life to championing health as a fundamental human right and worked tirelessly on behalf of the world’s poorest populations to increase access to life-saving vaccines. As a result, millions of children around the world are alive today, and millions more have grown into healthy, productive adults.  

Statements by the Sabin Vaccine Institute on the passing of Executive Vice President Ciro de Quadros, MD

Dr. Ciro de Quadros, a public health hero and the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Executive Vice President and Director of Vaccine Advocacy and Education, passed away peacefully today at his home in Washington, DC, surrounded by his family. The following are statements from Sabin’s executive leadership reflecting on the profound difference that Ciro made during his lifetime.

Statement by the Sabin Vaccine Institute: A rare spotlight for a neglected disease

Schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by freshwater snails, infects more than 200 million people worldwide, causing horrific symptoms, especially in girls and women. Schistosomiasis is the second deadliest parasitic disease after malaria, killing an estimated 300,000 people annually, and has been linked as a co-factor in the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and the incidence of bladder cancer.

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