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    Benjamin Mbakwem uses traditional Nigerian social institutions to address the AIDS epidemic in a manner that simultaneously strengthens civil society and provides young people with better economic opportunities.

    Herivelto "Del" Silva Teixeira is working to prevent crime and violence among youth through a set of actions designed to teach young people on the street and in poor communities their rights in addition to their responsibilities.

    Pilar Mateo Herrero breaks the link between poverty and disease through a community-based approach that creates sustained change in communities and living environments in developing countries. Accelerated by a new painting technology that effectively eradicates diseases like Chagas, dengue fever, and malaria, Pilar combines methodologies and local development efforts to improve health, economic development, and community mobilization.

    Josephine Nzerem is protecting the social and economic rights of women, especially widows, by encouraging men to acknowledge and provide for their wives' rights to own and inherit property.

    Steve Collins is changing the architecture of nutritional treatment by bringing treatment out to afflicted people rather than afflicted people to the treatment. By using a decentralized care model and orchestrating the spread of a range of Ready to Use Foods, Steve is revolutionizing the way the world prevents and responds to malnutrition.

    Ramzi Jaber is using design and technology to create and highlight data-based stories intended to inform public opinion about social justice issues and mobilize for social change.

    Dr. Sanjeev Arora is using communication technologies to dramatically reduce disparities in care in the United States for patients with common chronic diseases who do not have direct access to healthcare specialists.

    Jaime Delgado, who pioneered the field of consumer protection in Peru, is now extending his work to change the relationship between consumers and vendors throughout Latin America. 

    Through a classroom-oriented radio show in which teachers, students, and community are the protagonists, Cynthia Figueiredo Camargo has made radio into an educational tool with a direct impact on the quality of teaching in the public school system.

    Frustrated by the snail's pace at which Nigerian courts operate, Bola Fajemirokun is improving the court reporting system and enabling lawyers, judges, and others to respond more effectively to pressing legal issues, especially those in the field of environmental law. In the process, she is restoring public confidence in the Nigerian judicial system.