| Brazilian Politician|
| Eduardo Jorge Martins Alves Sobrinho|
October 26, 1949 (age 66)
Salvador, Brazil (1949-10-26)
Green Party (2003–present)
Worker's Party (1980–2003)
Federal University of Paraiba
Eduardo Sobrinho, Jr., Jose Sobrinho, Arlindo Sobrinho, Carlos Souza Sobrinho, Matilda Sobrinho, Rosa Sobrinho
University of Sao Paulo (1976)
Luciana Genro, Marina Silva, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Emir Sader, Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Eduardo Jorge Wikipedia
Eduardo Jorge Martins Alves Sobrinho (born October 26, 1949), most known simply as Eduardo Jorge, is a Brazilian public health physician and politician. He is most known for creating (or co-creating) the federal laws on family planning, voluntary sterilization, production of generic drugs, regulation of asbestos use, and linking budgetary resources for Sistema Único de Saúde.
Born in Salvador, Bahia to Paraíba parents, he studied Medicine from 1967 to 1973, when he graduated at Federal University of Paraíba. Following, at University of São Paulo he obtained degrees on Preventive Medicine and Public Health between 1974 and 1976. Parallelly, he engaged on politics as a militant for Brazilian's Revolutionary Communist Party against the Brazilian military government. In 1976, he was employed to work on São Paulo's Department of Health as director of Itaquera's Health Center.
In 1980, he was one of the co-founders of Workers' Party, where he was a state deputy for São Paulo between 1983 and 1987. He was also São Paulo city's Secretary of Health on Luiza Erundina (1989–1990) and Marta Suplicy's (2001–2002) government. Eduardo Jorge was a federal deputy from 1987 to 2003, when he left the Workers' Party and joined the Green Party. From 2005 to 2012, he was Secretary of the Environment of José Serra and Gilberto Kassab.
In 2014, Eduardo Jorge was announced Green Party's presidential candidate in the Brazilian general election. During his campaign, he advocated for the legalization of abortion, as public health issue, and for the legalization of drugs—which he has already defended as a Congressman in 1995—to end the war on drugs. In the end, he was the sixth most voted candidate after receiving 630,099 votes, which corresponded to 0,61% of the total.