Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1992
This description of Renu Rajbhandari's work was prepared when Renu Rajbhandari was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1992.
Dr. Renu Rajbhandari has established a preventive health and treatment program for rural marginalized Nepalese women, including former prostitutes with AIDS. The program attacks the socioeconomic roots of the deadly female migration from Nepalese villages to Indian brothels, while also extending basic health education and services to needy village women.
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