Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2003
This description of Patricia Blanco's work was prepared when Patricia Blanco was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Patricia Blanco is showing Bolivian communities how to improve their health by addressing three overlapping factors: widespread poor nutrition, which the government has long identified as a development priority; diabetes, which is common, largely untreated, and controllable by diet; and budget devolution, which enlarges the potential for prepared communities to secure funding for healthcare programs they choose to defend.
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