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Vera Cordeiro
Founder and General Superintendant of Associação Saude Criança

Entries by Vera Cordeiro

Is It Possible to Change the Cycle of Poverty in Brazil?

(3) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 8:59 AM

When a committed group of people gathers around a meaningful cause, their passion and hard work can improve the lives of thousands. I served as a general practitioner for 20 years at the Hospital da Lagoa, a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During this time, I encountered many...

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Making Motherhood a Choice, Not a Destination

(7) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 10:00 AM

In many places in Latin America the only future a young girl imagines is becoming a mother.

In developed countries motherhood is more commonly experienced as a choice, but in the favelas of Brazil the identity of motherhood is status--a "destination" sought by teenage girls who view the opportunity to...

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