Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1992
Associação Saúde Crianca
This description of Vera Regina Gaensly Cordeiro's work was prepared when Vera Regina Gaensly Cordeiro was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1992.
Vera Gaensly Cordeiro is a pediatrician who could not stand to see terribly or terminally ill children obtain treatment in her hospital only to be released to such poverty that they could not recover or have hope of comfort.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person


Featured in Who Cares? documentary (2013) Featured in How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein (2007, updated edition)

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