Zilda Arns

Pediatrics, Deceased Person

1934 – 2010

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Who was Zilda Arns?

Zilda Arns Neumann was a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Brazilian pediatrician and aid worker.

A sister of Cardinal Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns, the former Archbishop of São Paulo known for his efforts against the Brazilian military dictatorship, Zilda Arns became internationally known by founding a Catholic pastoral care for poor children. Her humanitarian work, which also included the poor and the elderly, spanned over three decades.

Arns died on January 12, 2010 as a result of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Born
Aug 25, 1934
Forquilhinha
Also known as
  • Zilda Arns Neumann
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • Brazil
Profession
Education
  • Universidade Federal do Paraná
Died
Jan 12, 2010
Port-au-Prince

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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