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Brazilian President presents Oswaldo Cruz Medal to WHO Director-General

21 March 2018 - The Office of the President of Brazil presented the Oswaldo Cruz Gold Medal of Merit to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. Dr Tedros received the medal during a meeting with Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, and the country’s Minister of Health, Ricardo Barros.

The medal, honoring Oswaldo Cruz, one of Brazil’s most important scientists and public health professionals, was awarded in recognition of Dr Tedros’s service to public health in Brazil. Dr Tedros thanked Minister Barroso for “great discussions on access to medicines, new technologies and innovative solutions for Health for All.”