Eduardo Jorge

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Eduardo Jorge
Eduardo Jorge em 22 de agosto de 2018 (cropped).jpg
Eduardo Jorge in 2018
Federal Deputy from São Paulo
In office
1 February 1987 – 31 January 2003
State Deputy for São Paulo
In office
1 February 1983 – 1 December 1986
Personal details
Eduardo Jorge Martins Alves Sobrinho

(1949-10-26) 26 October 1949 (age 70)
Salvador, Brazil
Political partyPV (2003–present)
PT (1980–2003)
Alma materFederal University of Paraíba

Eduardo Jorge Martins Alves Sobrinho (born 26 October 1949),[1] more commonly known simply as Eduardo Jorge, is a Brazilian public health physician and politician. He is best known for creating (or co-creating) federal laws on family planning, voluntary sterilization, the production of generic drugs, regulation of asbestos use, and linking budgetary resources for the Brazilian public health system.[2]


Born in Salvador, Bahia to Paraíban parents, he studied Medicine from 1967 to 1973, when he graduated from the Federal University of Paraíba.[3] Following this, he obtained degrees in Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the University of São Paulo between 1974 and 1976.[3] In addition, he engaged in politics as a militant activist for the Brazilian Revolutionary Communist Party against the Brazilian military government.[1] In 1976, he was hired to work as São Paulo's Department of Health as director of Itaquera's Health Center.[4]

In 1980, he was one of the co-founders of the Brazilian Workers' Party,[1] where he was a deputy for the state of São Paulo from 1983 to 1987.[4] He was also Secretary of Health for the City of São Paulo in the governments of both Luiza Erundina (1989–1990) and Marta Suplicy's (2001–2002).[2] Eduardo Jorge was a federal deputy from 1987 to 2003,[4] when he left the Workers' Party and joined the Green Party.[5] From 2005 to 2012, he was Secretary of the Environment for José Serra and Gilberto Kassab.[5]

In 2014, Eduardo Jorge was announced as the Green Party's presidential candidate in the Brazilian general election of 2014.[3] During his campaign, he advocated for the legalization of abortion as a public health issue, and for the legalization of drugs[6]—which he had already defended as a Congressman in 1995[7]—to end the war on drugs.[6] In the end, he was the sixth most voted-for candidate, receiving 630,099 votes, corresponding to 0.61% of the total.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Eduardo Jorge foi militante contra a ditadura e fundador do PT". O Tempo (in Portuguese). 21 July 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Secretaria Municipal do Verde e do Meio Ambiente" (in Portuguese). City Hall of São Paulo City. Archived from the original on 9 July 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Eduardo Jorge é o pré-candidato do PV à presidência da República". Portal Correio. Universo Online. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Eduardo Jorge - PT/SP" (in Portuguese). Chamber of Deputies. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  5. ^ a b Silva, Vanessa Corrêa da (26 May 2014). "Mídia quer empurrar o PV para um gueto verde, diz Eduardo Jorge" (in Portuguese). Universo Online. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  6. ^ a b Bowater, Donna (27 August 2014). "Dilma Rousseff and Marina Silva in 'weak' Brazil TV debate stalemate". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Green sign for grass". Brazzil Magazine (111): 26. March 1995. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Resultado da Apuração dos votos para Presidente". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 November 2015. You must click on "1º Turno" tab to check the results.
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Marina Silva
PV nominee for President of Brazil
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Célia Sacramento
PV nominee for Vice President of Brazil
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