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Alberto Alfaro

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

Costa Rica

Alberto Alfaro is increasing medical accessibility in Costa Rica through connecting patients with private-sector, expedited and specialized medical treatment, and complementing treatment with preventative education. Through building partnerships and connections with private hospitals, patients, and...

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Martin Aufmuth

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2017

Germany

By putting production and distribution in the hands of locals, Martin is transforming access to high quality eye glasses to people with visual impairment, thereby enabling them to lead productive lives.

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Anne Basting

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2017

United States

Anne Basting is transforming the experience of aging and the stigma around dementia and memory loss by empowering older adults and their caregivers with new practices rooted in creative expression and community building. Having demonstrated the impact at the individual level, her sights are now set...

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Marie-Noëlle Besançon

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2007

France

Marie-Noëlle Besançon is revolutionizing long-term care for those suffering from mental illnesses in France by developing a network of low-cost, easily replicable non-medical living centers aimed at shifting the care of those suffering from psychiatric problems from the clinical realm to the citizen...

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Oskar Blakstad

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2018

Norway

Oskar is leveraging the Norwegian healthcare system to attend to currently underprioritized patients with mild and moderate symptoms of the most common mental health disorders. By also developing a web-based platform for experts to create and share treatments, Oskar is building a library of...

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Jean-Marc Borello

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2008

France

Over the last twenty years, Jean-Marc Borello has developed and implemented new practices throughout the health and social services sector, and proven how innovation and competition in providing social services will create widespread social impact through economies of scale. His new way of...

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Maria de Lourdes Braz

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1998

Brazil

Committed to working with senior citizens, Maria de Lourdes Bráz has found a simple way to transform the standard assistance-based model, to which all government agencies and members of society conform, into an effective integration model.

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Suely Carvalho Neves

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 1991

Brazil

For Suely Carvalho, the solution to healthier and happier births, especially among the underprivileged, lies in using natural procedures with the help of well-trained midwives. Suely, a nursing midwife herself, plans to revitalize this dying profession by creating a strong network of these...

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Vera Regina Gaensly Cordeiro

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 1992

Brazil

Vera Gaensly Cordeiro is a pediatrician who could not stand to see terribly or terminally ill children obtain treatment in her hospital only to be released to such poverty that they could not recover or have hope of comfort.

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Mohammed Dalwai

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2018

South Africa

Mohammed is democratizing access to medical information and tools so that health care providers across the board are making the best possible decisions for their patients.

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