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Sylvio José de Oliveira

Ashoka Fellow since sep 1992

Brazil
Sylvio Jose de Oliveira has created an independent, voluntary program in the Rio de Janeiro state prison system designed to prevent AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases from spreading among and through the inmates. The focus of this program is to provide health and hygiene information, and... Lire la suite
Emmanuel is increasing overall food production and in rural communities with a high HIV incidence in a way that enables those infected with the virus to directly participate in the process, and thus, move from being perceived as a burden to simply one of the many community members working to... Lire la suite
In many wildlife-protected areas in Uganda, communities and wildlife are sharing habitats, living closer and interdependent lives than ever before. Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is linking Uganda's wildlife management and rural public health programs to create common resources that benefit both people... Lire la suite

Caroline Kant

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2014

Switzerland

Today, there are 7000 rare diseases affecting 250 millions people in Europe and only 5% have an approved treatment. Caroline is accelerating the cost-effective development of unexplored therapeutic opportunities in rare diseases by addressing key translational gaps and clinical development...

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Ole Kassow

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2017

Denmark
Cycling Without Age takes elderly nursing home residents, who tend to be socially excluded, back into the streets and allows them to be part of ongoing urban life. As the elderly passengers and younger cyclists co-create new experiences on trishaws, Cycling Without Age showcases the joy of... Lire la suite
Dr. Roberto Kikawa has developed an affordable and sustainable system that is bringing teams of medical professionals to offer healthcare and health education services to low-income rural communities in Brazil. Lire la suite

Daniel Kish

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2017

United States
Daniel Kish is transforming the blindness profession and the lives of people around the world through a model of perceptual navigation that is more respectful of blind dignity and purpose, easier to teach, learn, and use, and is more diversely applicable to all ages, cultures, backgrounds, and... Lire la suite

Marc Koska

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2017

United Kingdom
Marc Koska is founder of the Safepoint Trust. He invented and successfully mainstreamed one of the world’s first auto-disable syringe. Since beginning his work in the late 1980’s, Marc is credited with saving 10 million lives, having changed WHO policy and best practice on the ground through... Lire la suite

Manoj Kumar

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2017

India
Dr Manoj Kumar has created a free, comprehensive, community-based, volunteer-led and cost effective mental health care system to cater to those from the most economically backward groups of society. In doing this, he has paved the opportunity for a meaningful and productive new life to those... Lire la suite

Jessica Ladd

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2018

United States
Jess has designed a new victim-centered way to report sexual assault, identify repeat offenders, and provide institutions – beginning with universities – with relevant data to guard against and respond to the problem. Lire la suite