Ashoka Fellow
Argentina
Fellow Since 1996
Instituto Austral de Salud Mental
This description of José Lumerman's work was prepared when José Lumerman was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Introduction
A psychiatrist in Neuquén, Argentina, José Lumerman (Argentina, 1996) is developing and implementing a new and much-needed approach to the treatment and rehabilitation of people with serious mental disorders. In his approach, general practitioners lead "practical teams" that provide the needed services on a cost-effective, outpatient basis in the patients' home communities.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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