Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1990
Health in the Hands of the People
This description of Teresa Zorrilla Palomar's work was prepared when Teresa Zorrilla Palomar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
Teresa Zorrilla has set up a national network of indigenous health projects with the aim of providing training and evaluation for health promoters from different ethnic backgrounds.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person


Teresa's strategy depends on transformative education, comprehensive healthcare and artistic expression with better communication, life projects, conflict resolution and assertive decision making for and by the social project participants of communities with a high risk of violence, teenage pregnancy, malnutrition and more.

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