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Organization: Brazilian Association of Community Therapy

Public health policies are still largely based on the assumption that health professionals are the primary resource to tap into to treat diseases. Yet, many diseases in developing countries are a consequence of marginalization and poverty. In order to address the root causes of suffering, Adalberto Barreto has created Community Therapy. Through this methodology, now used all over Brazil, he...

Organization: REINTEGRA

Marta is setting up an information system for the physically, mentally and sensorially disabled. The system will collect, produce, and disseminate important information for this currently neglected sector of the population, and with this service, Marta expects to influence public policy, thus improving the quality of life and citizenship of disabled populations.

Organization: Instituto Franco Basaclia

Pedro Gabriel Delgado, a psychiatrist, is changing the way mental patients are treated in Brazil.

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...

Organization: Teatro do Sopro

Olivier-Hugues Terreault is preparing Brazilian society to be able to care for their growing elderly population. Through an innovative clowning therapy, he is equipping caregivers and seniors themselves with tools for communication, meanwhile his work with decision makers and the general population creates policies and social norms that will ensure seniors’ wellbeing in society.

Organization: Teatro do Sopro

Olivier-Hugues Terreault is preparing Brazilian society to be able to care for their growing elderly population. Through an innovative clowning therapy, he is equipping caregivers and seniors themselves with tools for communication, meanwhile his work with decision makers and the general population creates policies and social norms that will ensure seniors’ wellbeing in society.

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