Paulo Gadelha

Paulo Gadelha

coordinator Fiocruz Strategy for 2030 Agenda

Fiocruz - 10-Member Group


Dr. Paulo Gadelha is a MD and PhD in public health. He has worked on technology application in public health, health care models and history of science and technology, from both a research and a policy perspective. He participated in the UNDP Commission of Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Finance and Development. Dr. Gadelha is the President of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil which is a renowned scientific and research institution for biomedical sciences. Fiocruz is responsible for generating and disseminating scientific and technological knowledge, e.g. for the development and production of vaccines, drugs, reagents, and diagnostic kits, as well as promoting health and social development in general. Fiocruz is also a WHO Collaborating Center for Health and Environment, Pharmaceutical Policies and South-South Cooperation, among other issues. Fiocruz has also participated in the creation of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes – IANPHI and coordinates the South American Nations Union (UNASUL) and the Community of Portuguese-Speaker Countries (CPLP) IANPHI’s networks. He created Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC), dedicated to sociology and history of science and health and served for several years as a member of the Intersectorial Commission on Science and Technology of the National Health Council. As the President of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health (ABRASCO) from 2005-2006, he chaired the 11th World Congress of Public Health. He represented Fiocruz in the creation of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi).

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