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Claudia Thomas Riché is creating a collaborative network of nurses and positioning nurses as health changemakers within and beyond the clinic walls, into the community, in order to promote better health habits and disease prevention.

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Kristina Saffran

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2019

United States

Kristina Saffran and Project HEAL are building a new model of community-based peer support and care for people with eating disorders—while simultaneously working to eliminate the barriers between people with EDs and the full recovery they deserve.

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Erica Gerrity

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

United States

Incarcerated women in the US are particularly unwell and routinely denied access to quality healthcare in a system that was designed “by men, for men”. Through Ostara, Erica Gerrity transforms the experience of health education and prison birth and – in so doing – correctional facilities themselves...

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Dorica Dan

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

Romania

Dorica is revolutionising the field of care for rare disease patients, transitioning from a rigid system to a collaborative approach. She uses a flat leadership model and creates new roles to navigate it. She is building a world in which all rare diseases patients have equal and free access to...

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Nolwenn FEBVRE

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

France

Hospitals really are in a critical situation in France, with ever increasing budget cuts, impacting health professionals and thus patients. Nolwenn pioneers a new structure in which health professionals can improve their work conditions and quality of patient care while being cost-efficient.

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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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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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Prasanna Shirol

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2018

India

Prasanna is building an ecosystem to address the immediate and unmet needs of patients and families with rare diseases. By creating a unified coalition of stakeholders that includes the Public, Private and Citizen Sectors, he is introducing the social, physical and policy infrastructure that is...

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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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Amina Evangelista Swanepoel

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2017

Philippines

Amina Evangelista Swanepoel is dramatically changing the lives of women and youth in the Philippines by confronting the deep-rooted culture of stigma and misinformation surrounding reproductive and sexual health. By implementing an approach that prioritizes empowerment and community wellbeing, Amina...

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