“The ROTA Council joins the global health community in celebrating the life of Dr. Ciro de Quadros, a public health hero and our Council co-chair, who passed away peacefully yesterday in his home, surrounded by family. Ciro’s contributions to the field of vaccines are immeasurable, and his legacy will live on in the millions of children’s lives saved each year by vaccines. On a personal note, his boundless energy, sense of humor, and passion were infectious and will be greatly missed.” – Dr. Mathu Santosham, Co-Chair, ROTA Council 

To read additional news of Ciro’s passing, visit the Sabin Vaccine Institute website: