Fellow Since 1990
This description of Pearl Nwashili's work was prepared when Pearl Nwashili was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
When Pearl Nwashili saw more cases of AIDS showing up in the private test labs she processed as a microbiologist than the national government admitted existed in all of Nigeria, she launched her current campaign to contain the spread of AIDS among high-risk populations. It is the first step of her lifelong mission to bring health education and service to everyone, especially the marginalized.
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