Teresa Shamah

Ashoka Fellow
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Fellow since 1995
This description of Teresa Shamah's work was prepared when Teresa Shamah was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995 .


Teresa Shamah, a nutritionist and an epidemiologist, is implementing a more holistic and social approach to combating malnutrition among Morelos' poor rural children. She is training a team of individuals to go door to door to measure and weigh children to assess the level of malnutrition and educate the communities on how to best combat malnutrition despite their marginalization and poverty.