Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2000
Sociedade Amigos de Coração
This description of Juliana Bacis Ceddia's work was prepared when Juliana Bacis Ceddia was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Dr. Juliana Bacis Ceddia, a physician specializing in cardiology, has created an effective method for treating heart defects among infants, children, and adolescents from poor families. She has demonstrated that it is possible to reform Brazil's rigid and poorly funded public health system to provide free, high-quality, specialized care to people of all classes.
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