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Marta esteves de almeida Gil

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 1989

Brazil
Marta is setting up an information system for the physically, mentally and sensorially disabled. The system will collect, produce, and disseminate important information for this currently neglected sector of the population, and with this service, Marta expects to influence public policy, thus... Read more

Ruth Gelehrter da Costa Lopes

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 1991

Brazil
Ruth Gelehrter da Costa Lopes, a São Paulo social psychologist, has started Brazil's first public psychological clinic for the elderly, a burgeoning population ignored by Brazilian professionals and institutions. Read more

Pedro gabriel Godinho delgado

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 1991

Brazil
Pedro Gabriel Delgado, a psychiatrist, is changing the way mental patients are treated in Brazil. Read more

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... Read more

Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2013

Philippines
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

Olivier-Hugues Terreault

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Brazil
Olivier-Hugues Terreault is preparing Brazilian society to be able to care for their growing elderly population. Through an innovative clowning therapy, he is equipping caregivers and seniors themselves with tools for communication, meanwhile his work with decision makers and the general population... Read more

Pierre Foldès

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2015

France
Dr. Pierre Foldes is developing an unprecedented holistic approach in a unique, free and accessible center, to efficiently overcome the issues these women are confronted with – medical, psychological, legal, and social – when they are ready to break the cycle of domestic violence. His solution is... Read more

Inge Missmahl

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2015

Germany
In a world where psychosocial stresses are a leading cause for disease globally, Inge Missmahl introduces a scalable system to sufficiently care for, empower and re-mobilize people who suffer. Through enabling new human resources, she facilitates greater individual well-being and accountability, as... Read more

Matrika Devkota

Ashoka Fellow since May 2016

Nepal
Matrika believes that the voice of the mentally ill is most powerful when voiced by them. Read more

Aldana Di Costanzo

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Argentina

 

Aldana fundó Aiken con el fin de generar un cambio cultural, y brindar tanto a niños como a adultos herramientas para transitar la muerte de un ser querido, entender la muerte como parte de la vida, y como una situación que puede servir para generar una nueva realidad. Hoy, Aiken es la única...

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