Fellows by Category

Organization: Awaaz Foundation

By facilitating a transparent, citizen-led movement to link urban development and noise regulation, Sumaira Abdulali is spearheading a movement against the pervasive environmental hazard of noise pollution. Through her organization, Awaaz Foundation, she has successfully proven that noise pollution need not be a side effect of urbanization and economic progress. She is rallying citizens and...

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.

Sharafat Azad is addressing the gaping hole in occupational health hazard prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in India. With the majority of India’s work force in the informal sector, most laborers work in dangerous health conditions for little pay and without access to insurance or treatment for their occupation-related diseases. Focusing first on dust-induced silicosis, Sharafat is...

Organization: SEARCH

After years of study and reflection, while earning masters in public health with great distinction at Johns Hopkins University, Drs. Abhay and Rani Bang have returned to launch a program that is as practical as it is sweepingly creative. It promises significant changes both in the public delivery of services and in public health priorities and policy.

India has suffered religious and ethnic violence for centuries.Sushobha Barve’s citizen peace committees cut away its root causes.

Ishita Chaudhry is ridding Indian society of the deeply held premise that youth should have little or no say in matters of policy or implementation of ideas that directly impact their lives. Ishita’s organization, The Youth Parliament Foundation (TYPF), strengthens youth-led movements in India by creating opportunities for them to engage with social change and transform an adult-dominated...

Organization: Jiva Ayurveda

Dr. Chauhan, an Ayurvedic physician by qualification, combines the ancient Indian traditional practice of Ayurveda with modern technology to both increase access to healthcare and build a strong eco-system for Ayurvedic practitioners.

Organization: Entrepreneurs Associates

Neichute Doulo is defusing the frustration of young people in Nagaland by building a new generation of socially responsible business entrepreneurs. By encouraging communities and Naga youth to change their attitudes and actions, Neichute hopes to return control of the economy to local hands and empower Naga youth to actively shape their own future and contribute to society.

"Gokulan," as he is known, is improving the access to and quality of ophthalmology in India by re-introducing traditional preventive eye care methods.

Organization: Eco Friends

Rakesh Jaiswal is bringing together diverse groups in a coordinated effort to curb further pollution of the Ganga River, one of the world's largest, and increasingly most polluted, river systems.

Organization: Planet Read, Bookbox, SLS

Brij Kothari has leveraged the ubiquitous presence of television in rural India and the billion-strong Indian population’s voracious appetite for film songs to infuse reading practice into entertainment. By creating a technological tool devoid of any major infrastructural inputs and hence easily replicable, Brij has demonstrated a model that can spread globally.

Organization: SIDUR ( Society for Integrated Development in Urban & Rural

A self-taught "medical detective," Dr. Krishnamachari is leading India's fight against the disease fluorosis by training organizations to address medical, environmental, and communal aspects of clean drinking water.

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