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Marcelo Queiroga

MINISTER, MINISTRY OF HEALTH - BRAZIL
Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Marcelo Queiroga is a cardiologist. He was president of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC) and also of the Brazilian Society of Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology (SBHCI), being a permanent member of its Advisory Board. Since the 1990s, he has been a member of the Regional Council of Medicine of the State of Paraíba as a Titular Councilor (licensed), having occupied the board on two occasions. At the Federal Council of Medicine, he was a member of the Commission for the Evaluation of New Procedures in Medicine for 4 years.
Born in João Pessoa (PB), Queiroga graduated in Medicine at the Federal University of Paraíba (1988) and in Medical Residency in Cardiology at the Adventista Silvestre Hospital in Rio de Janeiro (1992). He is a specialist in Cardiology with an area of expertise in Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology by the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC) and Brazilian Medical Association (AMB) and is a PhD candidate in Bioethics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (Portugal).
Marcelo Queiroga took office at the Ministry of Health on 23 March, 2021 with the aim of reinforcing actions to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing assistance to states and municipalities and leading the largest vaccination campaign in the country's history.
With the goal of strengthening the health economic-industrial complex and making Brazil autonomous in the production of vaccines and supplies, the minister has stimulated research, science and the production of medical supplies and vaccines, in order to increase the capacity to respond to future health emergencies.
Minister Queiroga also works with a focus on restructuring important sectors of public health, with a special focus on Primary Care. Queiroga Works for the strengthening of the Universal Health Sistem (SUS), ensuring the right to health to all Brazilians, as enshrined in the Brazilian Federal Constitution.
Speaking In
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
Monday, June 13
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