Fiocruz (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz) attributed on October 7, 2019, at the Manguinhos Campus, in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Honoris Causa Doctorate to the researcher and physician Paulo Ferrinho - until recently director of NOVA Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT).
Honoring his professional and academic exceptional career, dedicated to public health and social justice. At the same ceremony, the physician Paulo Buss, coordinator of the Center for International Relations (Cris/FioCruz), was awarded the title of Professor-Emeritus.
The president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima, read a message sent by the new director of IHMT, Filomeno Fortes, who praised the course of the two honored, with a special word of appreciation for their predecessor in the direction of the Institute, Paulo Ferrinho.
In the speech of appreciation, Paulo Ferrinho shared the intense emotion for receiving the Honoris Causa Doctorate delivered by FioCruz, with whom the IHMT has developed many projects and which has been affirmed worldwide for its research, innovations and projects.