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    Mark Swift is creating a social movement for health that mobilizes and empowers communities to take control over their own health and wellbeing. He broadens the understanding and definition of healthcare, allowing practitioners to refer patients to non-clinical solutions within local communities thereby treating the underlying causes of illness by both unleashing and bolstering the resources and talent of these communities.

    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 individuals considered as incurable or a burden to society.

    Geert has pioneered a culturally sensitive and community-based mental healthcare system for refugees and migrants in Europe.

    Geertrui Serneels

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    We are delighted to announce that Geert Serneels has joined the network as our most recent Ashoka Belgium Fellow!

    Sanderson Jones has created a new form of congregation: a social technology that supports community integration and personal well-being. With over 70 Sunday Assembly chapters in 8 different countries, his work harnesses the human need for inclusive local gatherings to drive empathy and empower communities trying to better themselves.

    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 advocacy and campaigning.

    Junho is engineering information system for family with kids who have special needs by aggregating scattered health information.

    Yorgui is creating and growing a nation-wide citizen-based movement that is able to systemically build peace through the mobilization of blood donors across Lebanon.

    Abdelaziz is popularizing medical information in the Arab region. He is doing so by facilitating access to medical information by creating and publishing updated, authenticated, Arabic medical content online. He is also facilitating the connection between medical doctors and patients, by enabling patients to ask questions and doctors to answer them with a variety of options instantly.

    The Woman Bringing Unconventional Sex Ed to the Arctic

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    It turned out to be the most pivotal decision of Ashoka Fellow Candice Lys’ life: contin