Fellows by Category

Organization: Turma do Bem

Fábio Bibancos is expanding oral health care for Brazil's poorest citizens with a series of incentives that encourages dentists to provide primary preventative care to low-income patients.

With their expertise in agriculture, Hans Dieter Temp has been facilitating community vegetable gardens for people in urban areas marked by violence and a loss of social cohesion; thus providing a sense of self-worth, dignity, and community. Through these gardens, Hans is creating opportunities to improve peoples’ quality of life, generate economic sustainability, and rebuild the social fabric...

Organization: Institute of Sports and Education

Ana Beatriz Moser brings physical education into Brazilian schools and creates opportunities for children across the socioeconomic spectrum to participate in sports.

Although Brazil struggled with issues of severe malnutrition in the past, since the 1990s obesity among children has become an increasingly alarming but unreported problem. Vera Perino is transforming the way Brazilian society perceives and addresses obesity by looking at both its causes and symptoms, while sparking deep behavior change and offering alternative lifestyle opportunities to low-...

Organization: Projeto Saúde e Alegria

Eugenio Scanavino Netto, a young physician works in the Amazon region promoting health and environmental education in isolated communities. He uses theater and his "Health and Happiness" circus to educate rural Brazilian citizens and good health and medical practices.

Gisela Solymos is finding new solutions to resolve child malnutrition in Brazil by identifying and addressing the fundamental causes of the problem—the emotional and psychological challenges often rife among situations of poverty.
Beyond treating the immediate physiological needs of malnourished children and promoting their recovery, Gisela’s unique methodology identifies specific...

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