About Sophia Tsirbas

Sophia leads on our global health work at the Global Poverty Project. A NYC native with Colombian and Greek roots, she has always considered herself a global citizen. Understanding firsthand that cross-cultural differences do not need to be divisive, she learned Mandarin, moved to China, and lived happily there for over four years. Despite her travels, she still has a bad case of wanderlust.

Stories

  1. Article: The Switch aka the biggest health hat trick the world has ever seen
    ImpactHealth

    The Switch aka the biggest health hat trick the world has ever seen

    By Sophia Tsirbas|April 18, 2016

    Polio is on its way out...and we are happy to see it go! Read more

  2. Article: Rotavirus no more - India just launched its biggest health campaign yet
    Health

    Rotavirus no more - India just launched its biggest health campaign yet

    By Sophia Tsirbas|March 30, 2016|Global Poverty Project

    The rotavirus vaccine is vital to preventing the diarrheal deaths of 120,000 children each year. Read more

  3. Article: The elected voice of 1.2 billion young people in the Commonwealth says “Dream! Innovate! Inspire!”
    Citizenship

    The elected voice of 1.2 billion young people in the Commonwealth says “Dream! Innovate! Inspire!”

    By Sophia Tsirbas|March 16, 2016|Global Poverty Project

    CYC Chairperson, Kishva Ambigapathy, fully embodies what it means to be a global citizen. Read more

  4. Article: Are we playing Russian roulette with African kids’ lives?
    Health

    Are we playing Russian roulette with African kids’ lives?

    By Sophia Tsirbas|Feb. 25, 2016|Global Poverty Project

    Africa’s first conference on immunization is an unprecedented opportunity to reach every child. Read more

  5. Article: We can #reacheverychild
    Health

    We can #reacheverychild

    By Sophia Tsirbas|Jan. 27, 2016|Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

    Thanks to world leaders we can save 5-6 million lives by 2020. Read more

  6. Article: How often do we see the world through the eyes of a child?
    Health

    How often do we see the world through the eyes of a child?

    By Sophia Tsirbas|Jan. 26, 2016|Global Poverty Project

    There's more to fear than just the boogie monster Read more

  7. Article: A bright new future for Indian children
    Health

    A bright new future for Indian children

    By Sophia Tsirbas|Jan. 17, 2016|Global Poverty Project

    Celebrating 5 years of polio-free India, and inciting hope for a polio-free world Read more