Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012
    This description of Balijepalli Sailakshmi's work was prepared when Balijepalli Sailakshmi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
    A former pediatrician, Dr. Balijepalli Sailakshmi is reducing the child mortality rate among the most poor by raising their access to quality healthcare. To achieve this, she is linking communities, schools, universities, and public providers to public healthcare in order to build health awareness, enhance health seeking behaviors and make care inclusive, accountable, and effective.
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