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Caroline Kant

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2014

Today, there are 7000 rare diseases affecting 250 millions people in Europe and only 5% have an approved treatment. Caroline is accelerating the cost-effective development of unexplored therapeutic opportunities in rare diseases by addressing key translational gaps and clinical development...

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Marinalva Santana

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2014

Having secured the legal foundation for the human rights of the LGBT community through judicialization, Marinalva is now reinforcing mainstream support of the LGBT community in public life and at home. Read more

Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2013

Poor children suffering from chronic illnesses in Philippine public hospitals experience extreme stress and pain. Families and hospital staff also suffer from the physical demands of caring and the emotional strain of treating children with serious, often terminal, conditions. Maria Fatima “Girlie”... Read more
There are only 2,000 neurologists to deal with over a million aging people with cognitive diseases and no history of managed care in France, which leads to huge bottlenecks in the healthcare system and terrible social and psychological consequences for patients and their families. By creating a... Read more
Judi Aubel is improving the lives of women, children and families by empowering grandmothers, an abundant and underutilized cultural resource, to catalyze change in socio-cultural norms related to many issues, including girls’ education, early and forced marriage, teen pregnancy, female genital... Read more

Simone Berti

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2012

By teaching practical culinary and social skills, Simone Berti is preparing individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities to assimilate into society and be self-sufficient. Read more

Anne Roos-Weil

Ashoka Fellow since May 2012

Anne Roos-Weil has piloted a cost-effective medical system to drastically reduce the number of African children and mothers who die from benign diseases. Combining simple skills and cell phones, she systematically collects basic health data and transfers it electronically to local medical staff to... Read more
Dr. Roberto Kikawa has developed an affordable and sustainable system that is bringing teams of medical professionals to offer healthcare and health education services to low-income rural communities in Brazil. Read more

Jean-Loup Mouysset

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2010

Jean-Loup Mouysset, trained as an oncologist, is revolutionizing the handling of chronic diseases by involving citizens in the process of follow-up and long-term support. The results of his pilot with cancer patients demonstrates the efficiency of his mindful community-based approach by influencing... Read more

Grégory Gendre

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2010

Grégory Gendre is on leave from the Ashoka Fellowship. For more information on his status, please contact france@ashoka.org.

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