Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2011
Rumah Cemara
This description of Deradjat Ginandjar Koesmayadi's work was prepared when Deradjat Ginandjar Koesmayadi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Derajat Ginandjar “Ginan” Koesmayadi is transforming public education, particularly the treatment of and attitudes toward those with HIV and drug addiction in a way that benefits all segments of society. Ginan communicates health education to youth in a way that is both understandable and credible, while also providing comprehensive care in a safe environment for those affected. He also advocates new policies against the criminalization of drug users and demands care from government health facilities. Ginan models the positive role that HIV positive citizens can play in Indonesia’s future.
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