Fellows by Category

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.

Organization: Sambandh

Bibhu Kalyan Mohanty is establishing an industry with small farmers, healers and government to create a healthy and sustainable industry of Indian natural herbal and plant-based medicine and remedies. The “Healing Heritage Producers Company” owned by local producers, organic farmers, medicinal plant collectors, and women’s Self Help Groups, is increasing the availability of remedies,...

Organization: Arogya World

Nalini is promoting healthy lifestyles and chronic disease prevention by mobilizing youth and women, starting in India and spreading globally. She is doing this through implementing educational programs in schools and by changing the culture of workplaces. Nalini is also using ICT to spread the idea across India. Moreover, she engages women to reshape the nutritional habits of families.

Organization: Magic Bus

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.

Organization: Zameen Organic

Though cotton farming as widely practiced in India today is a high-risk, low-profit, resource-intensive, and even dangerous endeavor, Gijs Spoor has created a way for farmers to raise the crop to meet fair trade and organic standards and increase their incomes, improve their health, and protect the environment. His organization, Zameen, coordinates a large network of producer companies...

Organization: Vivekananda Tribal Welfare Group

Hanumappa Sudarshan has been working with communities at the margin, demonstrating how they can transform their lives without losing their traditional and cultural practices. By using health as an entry-point, Sudarshan addresses questions of equity, governance and access within these communities.

Organization: Safai Karmachari Andolan

Bezwada Wilson is leading a nationwide movement to abolish the dehumanizing practices of manual toilet cleaning and scavenging in India. Bezwada and his organization, Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA), have served as a watchdog, pushing for legal action to demolish dry toilets across India and preparing manual scavengers to achieve new sources of income. His goal is to detach manual scavenging...

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