Ashoka's Network of Social Entrepreneurs Arrives in Italy
Ashoka Italia is now operating in both Rome and Milan. Two social entrepreneurs selected by Ashoka as Fellows presented their work and vision of change at the Italian Embassy in the U.S. last week. Riccarda Zezza described what being an Ashoka Fellow means to her: "Ten years ago, I used to work for...
Maternal Health Solutions - Prasanta Kishore Tripathy
The first 28 days of a newborn’s life are critical. Globally, 45% of deaths of under-five year olds happen during this period. Prasanta Tripathy is addressing this issue.
Hilmi Quraishi: Improving Health for Millions with Mobile Phones
It began with the game of cricket and cell phones. Hilmi Quraishi recognized that together, cricket— the most popular sport in India—and cell phones, in the hands of 650 million Indians, could become a powerful health tool. In 2005, this observation led him to develop “Freedom HIV/AIDS.” A set of...
Amina Evangelista Swanepoel has been empowering girls through health education
Palawan’s New Ashoka Fellow
Abla Al Alfy & Her Mother-Centric Approach to Infant Development
Reaching more than 600,000 Egyptian women and mothers, Dr. Abla Al Alfy’s work continues to scale.
Hilmi Quraishi & Philips Foundation Accelerate Health for All
"No woman should die anymore while giving birth to a child, no child should be left without education, no youth should remain unskilled." - Hilmi Quarishi