Ashoka Fellow
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.
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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