Fellows by Category
A trained psychologist and mental health activist, Ratnaboli Ray is working to transform India's state mental institutions, which are little more than holding cells, into centers of modern, high-quality professional care. She also wants to create a system for reintegrating released patients into their home communities.
Drawing on her seventeen years of experience as a health professional in rural India, Dr. Mira Sadgopal develops materials and training mechanisms under her program, Fertility Awareness Education (FAE), which empowers women with the means to understand and control their own bodies.
Suman Sahai, who describes herself as an amalgam of Indian and scientist, rose to be a professor of genetics at Germany's Heidelberg University before deciding to return to her native and notoriously slow developing eastern U.P., the heart of the Gangetic Plain, to see if she could find new ways of helping the region break out of its stagnation.
A former paediatrician, Dr. Sailakshmi is reducing the child mortality rate among the poorest by raising their access to quality healthcare. To achieve this, she is linking communities, schools, universities and public providers to public healthcare in order to build health awareness, enhance health seeking behaviours and make care inclusive, accountable and effective.
While other players in India have been focused on developing telemedicine for tertiary and secondary care, Sameer decided to focus on making telemedicine work where it is needed the most- primary care for rural citizens. This field has proven to be challenging in terms of lack of infrastructure, absence of appropriate technology and social issues. Sameer has worked to find creative solutions...
Dr. Devi Shetty is a serial social entrepreneur who has enabled millions of low-income people to access quality health care. He is currently establishing the foundations to realize the grandest of his visions: “health cities” that will transform the way health care is delivered and accessed in India and other developing countries. Eventually, he will be remembered not for the thousands of...
Abhay Shukla has successfully demonstrated that health care programs can be initiated as a citizen-based, low-cost and locally sustainable activity by drawing upon the resources of existing community-based organizations. By initiating health campaigns on a mass basis in Indian rural and tribal areas, he has laid the foundation for a large-scale democratically directed health movement.
A former national rugby player, Matthew Spacie is bringing recreational sports to children living in poor, urban neighborhoods in India. He is building their confidence and sense of community and teaching them to value teamwork and physical health. To support his work, he attracts volunteers and business sponsors and inspires reform in municipal funding for community sports.
Srinivasan is demonstrating how to get affordable medicines to India's hundreds of millions of citizens who cannot pay the current commercial prices.
Dr. Nirmala Srinivasan is improving the quality of life of mentally ill persons by raising awareness and introducing coping skills to families. She is accomplishing this by creating a family-support group from self-help and empowerment of families and affected members, by educating physicians and other professionals who work with the mentally ill, and by changing public awareness through a...