Fellows by Category

Organization: ASHA Foundation

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.

Kallol Ghosh has developed a complete network of services designed to integrate children living with HIV/AIDS into society. Working primarily with abandoned street children, he has established a residential center that aims to meet their basic housing, education, and healthcare needs. Beyond such service provision, however, he includes affected children in a variety of social networks, through...

A pioneer in the field of HIV prevention and care in India, Anjali Gopalan has stepped in to fill the deepest gap that exists in preventive and curative work in India today, by designing a model for an integrated system in children’s care facilities which includes HIV+ children.

Organization: SAHAS

Dr. Vibha Marfatia is working to create a network of peer educators to dispel myths about male sexuality and encourage responsible decision-making. Targeting migrant workers in India's diamond cutting and polishing industry, Vibha's program discourages risky sexual behavior as a way to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS.

Kousalya Periasamy is a pioneer: the first woman in India to declare she is HIV-positive. She has brought attention to the fact that the average Indian housewife is at risk of infection. Through the Positive Women Network, she is creating a network of support systems for women living with HIV and Aids in India.

Organization: Freedom Foundation

Ashok Kumar Rau is making society at large responsible for people living with HIV/AIDS. His intricate program offers patient care and support while fostering in society a sense of acceptance of HIV-positive individuals.

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