Ashoka Fellows

The Philips Foundation and Ashoka are hosting a series of webinars to explore the innovative paths to accelerate access to healthcare (AHA!) in disadvantaged communities by connecting social entrepreneurship with industry...

Jeff, Ankur, Queen, and Hilmi all use technology in creating and implementing solutions to the persistent problem of infant deaths in developing countries. One of the most striking ways in which they differ is in their opinion on the most important thing we could change or focus on to remove the barriers to needed quality healthcare.

In India, 90% of the workforce is in the unorganized sector, with employers who are not registered with the government and employment terms that are often irregular and unpredictable. Many of these citizens earn two to six USD per day and have limited access to social protection systems...

As a young student in the U.K., Andrew Bastawrous was curious and bright, but to the surprise of his teachers, he struggled with schoolwork.

In our first webinar, five experts will discuss their solutions towards reducing maternal mortality in developing countries, in response to the World Health Organization's 2018 analysis of this issue.

Explore the impact of the Accelerating Healthcare Access collaboration!  Here, you can read about specific Fellows' accomplishments and strategy evolutions as well as the overall AHA movement. 

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In a main intersection hallway of the Metrocentro mall in Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua, you will find a green and white booth that looks like it might take your photo. Instead, it takes your blood pressure, temperature, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, vision information, and weight. ...

"We were the catalysts between the systems and the communities to bring them together … and therefore we could save more lives of women and children" - Dr. Armida Fernandez, Ashoka Fellow and SNEHA Founder.

Dr. Fernandez decided to leave her hospital role as Head of Neonatology in order...

"As a rural doctor, many times you find yourself without help, and a lot of times you feel very alone and scared because you're making decisions that ultimately could result in the loss of a life. That feeling of being alone and unsure isn't spoken about a lot in medicine. We're making sure...

The first 28 days of a newborn’s life are critical. Globally, 45% of deaths of under-five years old happen during this period. Prasanta Tripathy is addressing this issue.

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