Born and raised in Africa's largest slum, Kennedy Odede is transforming lives there through Shining Hope for Communities, providing a school for girls, community health clinic, jobs programs, and much more.
Simon is the founder and CEO of ColaLife, a project that hitches a ride on Coca-Cola’s unparalleled distribution channels to deliver preventive medicines to the most remote places on the planet and save lives.
Read more about how this winner of Changemakers Making More Health competition is partnering with the maker of the world’s second most popular drink to help save lives.
Jennifer Staple-Clark on Changemakers®
Jennifer founded Unite For Sight, in her dorm room a few years back. It has grown to guarantee eye treatment (medication or surgery) for more than one million people living in poverty in throughout the world, at no cost if they can't afford it.
Read more about how this winner of Changemakers Making More Health expanded support for her eye-care model to 50 university chapters across the United States and Canada.
Dr. Vera Cordeiro on Changemakers ®
Dr. Cordeiro founded Saúde Criança Association (ASC), when she discovered that, after hospital treatment, children from poor families in Brazil often returned to the hospital because their living conditions made them sick again.
Read more about how this winner of Changemakers Making More Health competition set out to break the cycle of hospitalization, discharge, and readmission by transforming the lives of the children and their families.
Stephen Friend on Changemakers®
Stephen is co-founder and president of Sage Bionetworks, which is building an open “virtual marketplace” where scientists, doctors, patients, and funders pool biomedical research so that everyone, including patients, can contribute data and shape new methods of disease funding and treatment.
Read more about how this Ashoka fellow and Changemakers Expert Commentator is transforming the culture and practice of closed information systems in biomedical research to "democratize medicine" in order to accelerate progress in curing human diseases.
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