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Deep prejudice against people with HIV/AIDS in India leads to patterns of discrimination and maltreatment even in the hospitals they depend on for treatment and care. Dr. Glory Alexander resolves to end medical discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients by educating hospital staff and the patients themselves, using her successes as a lever to push for tolerance in all spheres of Indian life.
Surya Kiran Gurung and Yubarajraj Sangroula, two Nepalese lawyers who have been friends and collaborators for years, plan to propose reforms in Nepal's legal codes to better protect the interests of the country's suddenly growing number of older people.
Jason McLennan is creating incentives and new practices so that the built environment improves health and well-being, while increasing our access to a diverse and productive natural world.
In semi-urban and rural Bangladesh, where blood for critical operations is in short supply, Laila Arzumand Banu is setting up financially self-sufficient blood banks that significantly reduce the cost to patients whose lives depend on affordable blood.
Using a wiki-based platform, Amitay Korn is enhancing citizens’ access to information about their rights and the availability of related government-funded entitlements and citizen sector initiatives and services.
Mariana Galarza combines natural medicine and homeopathy with modern techniques to give under-served citizens tools they need to take control of their own health. She is also working with medical schools, doctors, and state agencies to encourage a move away from simply curing disease to a system of prevention and well-being.
Intelligent Nutrition improves the understanding of how we think about, produce, and consume food. Intelligent Nutrition’s easy-to-use nutrition label system engages nutrition and medical experts, producers, and consumers throughout the food chain to build healthy and sustainable food behaviors for the planet. The Intelligent Nutrition model is gaining traction across Europe.
Darío Witt is eradicating domestic violence through an integrated approach of prevention, victim’s services, and advocacy; changing societal perceptions and tipping public policy in favor of serving victims and punishing abusers.
Globally, only one out of 20 people who need an organ transplant receive it. While in countries such as the US the wait time to receive an organ is of 3.6 years, in Spain it doesn’t exceed eight months. Rafael Matesanz designed and implemented an innovative and efficient organ donation and transplantation system in Spain, placing the country at the very top of the organ donation list (with 36.0 donors per million people).