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      Leading Portuguese AIDS                                                                                       Young man killed


                                                                                                                    by train in
      researcher dies                                        A pioneering Portuguese researcher in the              Portimão after

                                                             fight against AIDS died last weekend,

                                                             following an illustrious career dedicated to           ‘crossing tracks
                                                             tackling and destigmatising the illness.
                                                                                                                    while on phone’
                                                                     dette Ferreira, who,  September 1984.
                                                                     in collaboration with  Later in her career, she  A 21-year-old man was killed on
                                                                                                                    A 21-year-old man was killed on
                                                                                                                    A 21-year-old man was killed on
                                                                                                                    A 21-year-old man was killed on
                                                                                                                    A 21-year-old man was killed on
                                                                     the Pasteur Institute  presided over Portugal’s
                                                                                                                    Monday morning after being hit by
                                                                                                                    Monday morning after being hit by
                                                                                                                    Monday morning after being hit by
                                                                                                                    Monday morning after being hit by
                                                             Odiscovered the HIV         National Commission against  Monday morning after being hit by
                                                                                                                    a regional train in the Boavista
                                                                                                                    a regional train in the Boavista
                                                                                                                    a regional train in the Boavista
                                                             type 2 strain over three    AIDS between 1992 and      a regional train in the Boavista
                                                                                                                    a regional train in the Boavista
                                                             decades ago, died at 3.30pm  2000, fought continuously  area of Portimão, Algarve.
                                                                                                                    area of Portimão, Algarve.
                                                                                                                    area of Portimão, Algarve.
                                                                                                                    area of Portimão, Algarve.
                                                                                                                    area of Portimão, Algarve.
                                                             on Sunday afternoon at the  against the stigma
                                                             São Francisco Xavier        surrounding AIDS patients,   His death was declared at the scene. It
                                                             Hospital in Lisbon.         and received the National  is the second such incident at the same
                                                             She graduated from the      Health Prize in 1993, which  spot in as many years.
                                                             Pasteur Institute after     distinguishes those who      The train had just left Portimão station
                                                             completing her bachelor’s   contribute to the achievement  and was heading west to Lagos.
                                                             degree in Pharmacy, and     of health gains within the   Richard Marques, commander of the
                                                             went on to establish a long  National Health Service.  Portimão fire brigade, told the media that
                                                             and fruitful collaboration with  Last year, the Lisbon  the driver gave indication that “the young
                                                             the French institution.     University Faculty of      man was on the track, talking on the
                                                             Thirty-three years ago Odette  Pharmacy, which had already  phone” and had not noticed the train
                                                             Ferreira, in the laboratory,  instituted the Odette Ferreira  approaching.
                                                             and José Luís               Prize for Public Health, paid  In September 2016, a 20-year-old girl
                                                             Champalimaud, a clinician,  her further homage by      was also hit and killed by a train at the
                                                             took a sample of a newly-   naming its auditorium after  same spot.
                                                             detected HIV type 2 variant to  her.                     Newspaper Correio da Manhã states
                                                             Paris, which confirmed the  In February this year she  that the place where the accidents
                                                             finding.                    received the Grand Cross of  occurred is located next to houses and
                                                             It had been collected by    the Order of Public Instruction  has poor visibility for those who cross as
      Renowned HIV researcher Odete Ferreira has died. (Photo: Lusa/
      Renowned HIV researcher Odete Ferreira has died. (Photo: Lusa/
      Renowned HIV researcher Odete Ferreira has died. (Photo: Lusa/
      Renowned HIV researcher Odete Ferreira has died. (Photo: Lusa/  Kamal Mansinho in patients  from the President of the  well as no fencing to stop people
      Renowned HIV researcher Odete Ferreira has died. (Photo: Lusa/
      Andre Kosters)
      Andre Kosters)
      Andre Kosters)
      Andre Kosters)                                         from Guinea-Bissau, in      Republic.                  crossing.
      Andre Kosters)
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