Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1994
Centro Nordestino de Medicina Popular
This description of Celerino Almeida Carriconde's work was prepared when Celerino Almeida Carriconde was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994.
Celerino Carriconde is reorienting Brazil's health care system to encourage poor farming communities to rediscover and dignify local knowledge of medicinal plants and to take greater responsibility for their own health.
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