Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2014
This description of Jorge Cardoso's work was prepared when Jorge Cardoso was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
With a novel healthcare model that involves families in lasting prevention, Jorge Cardoso is inspiring a new understanding around mental health in Colombia. Starting with bipolar disorder, a condition that has marked his own life, he is now catalyzing a network that is influencing public policy, public perceptions, and overall diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
The New Idea
The Problem
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The Person

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