Nalini Saligram

Ashoka Fellow


This profile was prepared when Nalini Saligram was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in .
The New Idea
For introducing chronic diseases prevention, Nalini identified children and youth as the critical target population, thinking that it is easier to influence their habits and the results in their mindset shifts are durable. She introduced education models to the school system and also found that the majority of employees in the companies are young people so she addressed the program to them. In this way, she innovated the idea to turn work places into allies in promoting healthy lifestyles. Nalini is doing that through an accreditation system and building a strong community of people who decided to participate in this lifestyle movement. To reach young people outside work places, she has also introduced an effective ICT system available on mobile phones which is easy to operate and has a feedback mechanism.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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