Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2002
This description of Alfredo mariano Olivera's work was prepared when Alfredo mariano Olivera was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
Alfredo Olivera's hospital-based radio programs provide therapeutic support for psychiatric patients with an increased emphasis on rehabilitation. By including community members and involving patients in their own care, Alfredo has developed a method focused on treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery that makes reintegration into society much easier on patients and their families.
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