The Power of One / Health For All

Who can best create outcomes that lead to the healthiest possible lives of individuals and communities?

To answer this question, leading social entrepreneurs are challenging the traditional patient-provider dynamics from an empathetic and holistic perspective. 

Co-designing, co-creating and co-owning health services takes everyone’s power into consideration and leads to an increasingly effective and scalable system of health.

The following Ashoka Fellows are the heart of these efforts, from mental to maternal health and from prevention to rehabilitation. They are putting people and communities in charge of their own healthcare, leading to better outcomes and increased productivity; and providing roles for everyone to be a changemaker in their own lives and in their communities.

The resulting, more equitable and representative health systems are creating an ecosystem that ignites the power of one to bring health to all.

Asher Hasan offers New Life to Pakistan's Uninsured

In Pakistan, health insurance is only accessed by the wealthy. Asher created a micro-insurance solution to overcome the disparity, its devastating consequences.
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Julia Borbolla's Cartoon Solution for Kids' Psychological Needs

When Julia Borbolla created Antennas for Children, she did not expect her child psychology innovation to help solve crimes.
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Mithela Haque Shares the Power to Bloom

As a teen, Mithela experienced firsthand the lack of safe spaces providing critical support for young Bangladeshis. So she brought these empowering spaces to low-income youth.
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Chethan Gowda: Decreasing Blood Shortages in a Populous Country

Struck by the absurdity of dying from a blood shortage in a country of 1.2B people, Chethan, then 16, began connecting people around one of life's essential liquids.
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Bina Nepram: Her Path To & Through Exile

Binalakshmi Nepram's dedication to creating a women-led, micro-disarmament movement forced her into exile, yet the power of her work continues to grow.
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Martin Aufmuth's One Dollar Glasses

Globally, $120B/year is lost due to vision impairment. For less than $1/person, Martin Aufmuth is correcting this statistic with accessible, affordable glasses for all.
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