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We see an urgency to look for solutions to solve for the stereotyping and discrimination that is perpetuated in a landscape of misinformation. Read more about social innovators who are pushing through divisions to build cohesion and empathy in a time of polarization.
How can it be that America, a country known for economic growth and leadership, has the highest infant mortality rate of any industrialized country
I am often asked to explain the importance of the Ashoka Fellowship as community.
Ashoka Fellow Cindy Blackstock, a member of the Gitksan First Nation of British Columbia, is building a vibrant social movement to change the d
The campaign to abolish slavery in the U.S. might be over, but globally the problem persists.
Social entrepreneurs, by their very nature, are system disrupters – they constantly challenge the status quo to mobilize innovative solutions
For the average person, a lawyer may conjure up the image of a professional in a buttoned-down jacket straight out of the legal drama, Suits.
Dr. Juliana Bacis Ceddia, a physician specializing in cardiology, has created an effective method for treating heart defects among infants, children, and adolescents from poor families. She has demonstrated that it is possible to reform Brazil's rigid and poorly funded public health system to provide free, high-quality, specialized care to people of all classes.
Dr. Pierre Foldes is developing an unprecedented holistic approach in a unique, free and accessible center, to efficiently overcome the issues these women are confronted with – medical, psychological, legal, and social – when they are ready to break the cycle of domestic violence. His solution is conceived as an ecosystem of cooperation between the (doctors, police, justice, small shops) to design and scale new ways of detecting and supporting these women until they are totally out of danger.
João Paulo is meeting the growing need for quality, timely, and inexpensive healthcare by connecting low-income patients to doctors and giving them immediate access to medical appointments. Through his Hours of Life Institute, João is not only filling a gap left by the public healthcare system, but also providing the medical community a way to lead and change the conversation about health and wellness in Brazil.