WORLD CHAGAS DISEASE DAY
“I WEAR THE T-SHIRT OF
THE WORLD CHAGAS DISEASE DAY”
We designed a T-shirt with the final candidate of the logo created for WCDD, that will be worn by public figures involved with the cause, notably professional sportsmen and sportswomen, artists or public science communicators. The idea is to start a “challenge” where one after the other are invited to wear it and, consequently, give visibility to the Chagas problem through their networks and the networks of the clubs or spaces to which they belong.
The kick-off will be made by the captain of the Brazilian National Basketball Team, Marcelinho Huertas, who will receive the T-shirt from members of the initiative, record a video while wearing the T-shirt.
THEY HAVE JOINED THE CAMPAIGN…
Marcelinho Huertas (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 25 May 1983) is a Brazilian-Italian basketball player. He currently plays as point guard in the Lenovo Tenerife club. After 14 seasons in the Spanish ligue of Association of Basketball Clubs (ACB), in April 2021 he became the second player in history with the most assists. Captain of the Brazilian National Team for ten years, he has participated in three Olympic Games. In addition to having several titles, such as Leagues with the FCBarcelona, was a Lakers player in the NBA in the 2015-2017 period.
Ricardo Alberto Darín (born January 16, 1957) is an Argentine actor, screenwriter and film director widely considered one of the best and most prolific actors of Argentine cinema.
Considered one of the greatest and most acclaimed movie stars of his country, he played a number of parts in TV series for several years where he became popular as a young leading actor. His most prominent roles as a film actor include Nine Queens (2000), El hijo de la novia (2001), Luna de Avellaneda (2004), The Aura (2005) and La señal (2007), which was also his directorial debut.
Riendas Libres, a different and bold project of Argentine Popular Music that finds Peteco Carabajal contributing experience and maturity to a powerful trio that is completed with Homero Carabajal and Martina Ulrich, companions and family in this new musical adventure.
Antônio de Oliveira (born 5 October 1960), better known as Careca, is a Brazilian former footballer, who was deployed as a forward. During his career, Careca played for several clubs, most notably with Italian side Napoli. He also represented the Brazil national football team on over 60 occasions.
Julio Jorge Olarticoechea
Julio Jorge Olarticoechea (born 18 October 1958) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a defender. At international level, he represented Argentina at the 1986 and the 1990 World Cups, winning the former edition of the tournament. Olarticoechea played for Argentinos Juniors, Deportivo Mandiyu, River Plate, Boca Juniors and Racing Club in the Argentinian League as well as for FC Nantes in the French League. He was manager in Talleres de Remedios de Escalada, Argentina.
Davide Demichelis (Torino, 3 ottobre 1965) is an Italian journalist, television presenter and documentary filmmaker. He has collaborated with various newspapers including La Stampa, Panorama, Avvenire. Author and director of television documentaries for National Geographic, NHK, Radio Svizzera Italiana, Rai, France 5, Al Jazeera. Co-author of five essays published by Baldini Castoldi: New Global, No Global, The Information Diverted, The New Colonization, What Remains of the World, Debt to Die. Since 2000 he has worked mainly with Rai3. Author and host of a few hundred documentaries and reportages shot in more than a hundred countries for Il pianeta delle Meraviglie, Timbuktu, I viaggi di Davide, Geo, Nanuk, Kilimanjaro. He is the host and author of the program Radici, aired on Rai3 since 2011.
Lucas Sebastián Torreira di Pascua (Fray Bentos, Río Negro, Uruguay 11 de febrero de 1996) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a midfielder in the ACF Fiorentina of Serie A. He is an absolute international with Uruguay since 2018.
Lucas Martínez Quarta. (Mar del Plata, Argentina 10 de mayo 1996) is an Argentine footballer with Italian nationality. He plays as a defender and his current club is the ACF Fiorentina of the Serie A of Italy. He is international with the Argentine national team.
Igor Julio dos Santos de Paulo, more known as Igor Julio, (Bom Sucesso, 7 de Febrero de 1998) is a Brazilian footballer who plays central defender in the ACF Fiorentina de la Serie A.
Dr. JAMIRO WANDERLEY
Jamiro Wanderley holds a degree and PhD in Medicine from UNICAMP and a specialist in Clinical Medicine. He is an occupational physician at the CTI (Fundación Centro Tecnológico de la Informatique), as well as Coordinator of the Semiology Program of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of UNICAMP (Universidade Estadual de Campinas). Jamiro also acts as a consultant in the areas of quality, relationship and health, having worked for organizations such as Rede Globo and TV Record.
Milton Cortez is a singer, songwriter, and actor born in Trinidad, Bolivia. He started singing at the age of 8 and has been singing professionally since he was 10 years old. His first album was recorded at the age of 12. He has recorded 16 albums, winning 2 gold records and multiple national and international awards. As an actor he has made two plays, 14 soap operas and series. He can currently be seen on the Netflix platform in the first and second seasons of Narcos Mexico, and also on HBO MAX in the movie Pseudo, which will also be released in theaters soon.
DRA. FLORENCIA CAHN
Médica Infectóloga (UBA). Especialista en clínica médica (Ministerio de Salud de la Nación). Miembro de la comisión de vacunas de la Sociedad Argentina de Infectología (SADI). Subdirectora Médica de Centro Médico Huésped. Presidenta y Miembro de la Comisión Directiva de la Sociedad Argentina de Vacunología y Epidemiología (SAVE).
Gustavo Fernández is an Argentine wheelchair tennis player. He was champion of the Roland Garros Tournament in 2016 and 2019, in addition to the Australian Open in 2017 and 2019 and the Wimbledon Championship in 2019 and 2022. He reached number 1 in the 2017 individual world ranking.
León Gieco – (nació en Cañada Rosquín, provincia de Santa Fe, el 20 de noviembre de 1951), es un músico y cantante popular argentino, considerado uno de los más importantes de la Argentina y con gran reconocimiento dentro y fuera de América Latina.
León Gieco se caracteriza por haber mezclado el género folclórico con el rock argentino y por las connotaciones sociales y políticas de sus canciones, a favor de los derechos humanos, los campesinos/as y pueblos originarios, el apoyo a las personas con discapacidad y la solidaridad con las personas más vulneradas.
En una de sus tantas entrevistas, el propio Gieco comentó: “Fue la música la que despertó en mí el interés por entender el destino de los pueblos, el por qué de las injusticias. De ahí en adelante traté de reflejar, con el máximo de honestidad, mis propias preguntas, mis propias salidas y hasta mis propias angustias. Seguiré siendo músico y recorreré todos los lugares que pueda para cantarle a la gente como me sea posible”.
Su carrera en la música popular es muy amplia ya que ha grabado más de cuarenta trabajos discográficos entre los que se incluyen álbumes en vivo, colaboraciones con otros artistas, recopilaciones, versiones de sus propias canciones y de otros compositores, además de haber publicado varios volúmenes de canciones inéditas. Su canción “*Solo le pido a Dios*” fue traducida a casi todos los idiomas y cantada por Bono, Joan Manuel Serrat,Joan Baez, Mercedes Sosa, Bruce Springsteen y David Byrne, entre otras figuras; fue elegida por el Papa Juan Pablo II como una de las cinco canciones que se cantaron en la celebración del Jubileo 2000; y años después, el Papa Francisco la propuso para ser incluida en la película *El Papa Francisco: Un Hombre de Palabra* (sobre su vida), que realizó el cineasta Wim Wenders.
Participó del concierto de “Amnesty Internacional” en el cierre de la gira mundial “Derechos Humanos Ya!” (Human Rights Now!), en el Estadio River Plate en 1988 junto a Peter Gabriel, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N’Dour y Charly García. Compartió escenario con Bob Dylan, Metallica, Joan Baez, Bono y Roger Waters en sus respectivas visitas a Buenos Aires. Ha realizado varias giras por Europa junto a Mercedes Sosa. Dirigió también *Mundo Alas*, una *road-movie* sobre la superación y la inclusión que recibió más de 50 distinciones, fue exhibida en Naciones Unidas y se convirtió en el documental más premiado de los últimos tiempos a nivel nacional e internacional.
Canticuénticos is a music group for children originally from the city of Santa Fe in Argentina. Canticuénticos were declared of cultural interest by the National Senate for their “career and valuable contribution to the national and Latin American children’s songbook” in 2017 and in in 2018 he was declared Cultural Ambassador of the city of Santa Fe. Canticuénticos is formed by Ruth Hillar (voice, flute and accordion), Daniela Ranallo (voice), Laura Ibáñez (voice), Gonzalo Carmelé (bass and backing vocals), Daniel Bianchi (guitar, charango, four Venezuelan and choirs), Nahuel Ramayo (drums, percussion and backing vocals) and Sebastián Cúneo (production, lighting, photography and video).
Fran Gómez is an Argentine comedian, instagramer and “video creator” as he calls himself. Today Fran Gómez joins the campaign and wears the World Chagas Disease Day shirt.
Néstor Favre-Mossier is a painter, photographer, sculptor, and graphic designer. His personal history and familiarity with multiple visual art disciplines combine in his work, through which he has addressed current and complex topics such as children’s rights, the Falklands War, Chagas disease, African sleeping sickness, and water.Thank you for joining our campaign and wearing the World Day of Chagas Disease T-shirt.
Jofre Mateu is a former professional footballer for FC Barcelona among other teams. He is currently a sports analyst on television and radio.Today Jofre joins the campaign and wears the World Chagas Day T-shirt.
Carla Ortiz is a Bolivian actress, producer and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. He has participated in films such as Che Guevara, The Land of the Astronauts and the most recent Olvidados.Today Carla joins the campaign and wears the World Chagas Day T-shirt.
Fabio Zambraba is the singer of Azul Azul, Composer of the world hit La Bomba, Cumbia Lenta and others. His most successful work La Bomba, was danced and continues to be danced throughout the world, the song sold more than 16 million copies, It became the number 1 Latin song in the world, for 4 weeks, in June 2001. Today Fabio joins the campaign and wears the World Chagas Day T-shirt.
Júlia Baró and Ionut Dinita
Júlia Baró and Ionut Dinita are solo ballet dancers of the Bucharest National Opera.Today Julia and Ionut joins the campaign and wears the World Chagas Day T-shirt.