Ana Maria Teles de Norões
Fellow Since 1995
IPREDE-Inst. de Prev. a Desnutricaoe a Excepicionalidade
This description of Ana Maria Teles de Norões's work was prepared when Ana Maria Teles de Norões was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
Ana Teles is developing a new and more effective approach to the treatment and prevention of childhood malnutrition in the northeastern region of Brazil. In her approach, the locus of treatment is shifted from large public hospitals to clinics in local neighborhoods, and community-based strategies for rehabilitation and prevention are emphasized.
The New Idea