Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2003
    This description of Zackie Achmat's work was prepared when Zackie Achmat was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
    Zackie Achmat is spearheading a grassroots social initiative to provide affordable AIDS medicines to the public in a way that will not only staunch the epidemic's growth but also transform the public health system and enable communities to counter the host of other social challenges they are facing.
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