Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012
This description of Vandana Gopikumar's work was prepared when Vandana Gopikumar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Vandana Gopikumar has successfully demonstrated that one can develop treatment, care and rehabilitation strategies for mentally ill homeless women, using the community care approach, both in urban and rural areas. Vandana’s model has been widely and independently replicated, and has laid the foundations for her endeavours in building a cadre of non-specialized mental health work force to transform the standards of treatment in India.
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