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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... Read more

Raquel da Silva Barros

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 2000

Brazil
Raquel Barros' new approach is rehabilitating young, low-income, chemically dependent mothers, an underserved population in Brazil. By allowing mothers to keep their children with them during treatment, Raquel is changing the model of drug rehabilitation into a more effective treatment which... Read more

Judi Aubel

Ashoka Fellow since Oct 2012

Senegal
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

Megan Mukuria

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Kenya
Megan founded Zana Africa to ensure that young girls are able to navigate with dignity their puberty years and accompanying challenges related to changes in their reproductive health by providing access to quality hygiene products, particularly underwear and sanitary pads, as well as creating safe... Read more

Joost Van Engen

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2016

Netherlands
By innovating a truly sustainable supply chain including the last-mile that is independent of national healthcare systems, Joost van Engen is creating sustainable access to essential medicines, hygiene products and supplements for low income families in remote areas, while at the same time providing... Read more

Candice Lys

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2017

Canada
Candice Lys is cultivating a new generation of young leaders through a novel form of public health education that encourages expression through the arts. In doing so, Candice supports historically marginalized and isolated communities to address deep seeded challenges through evidence-based holistic... Read more

Benjamin Mousnier-Lompré

Ashoka Fellow since May 2017

France
Benjamin shifts the medical investment to a more preventive approach by pioneering a new primary care model that completely reshapes the way general practitioners practice and are organized in France. Mobilizing a multidisciplinary team of doctors, engineers and organization experts, he manages to... Read more

Inna Hudaya

Ashoka Fellow since May 2017

Indonesia
Inna serves the hidden population of Indonesian women who are pregnant but can not easily obtain information or see a doctor because of social and legal barriers. Read more

Yorgui Teyrouz

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

Lebanon
Yorgui is creating and growing a nation-wide citizen-based movement that is able to systemically build peace through the mobilization of blood donors across Lebanon. Read more

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... Read more