Ashoka UK Fellows
Mohammad Al-Ubaydli is reducing the cost of healthcare, improving patient health outcomes, and reinventing doctor-patient communication. Through Patients Know Best, Mohammad’s technology platform allows patients to securely view their medical records and share their information with other doctors and family members, giving individual patients easy access to and control over their medical data.
Ken Banks is making real the possibility of SMS-enabled communication for social change organisations across every sector and in every geography.
Camila Batmanghelidjh is taking a holistic, child centred approach to delivering care that empowers the most disturbed children, to rebuild and take
James Bevan has developed a global methodology to identify and map flows of illegal weapons into armed conflicts. Through Conflict Armament Research, James collects first-hand data on conventional weapons and ammunition and feeds them into an innovative online mapping tool. By holding every actor to account, James is changing the incentives and capacities of both exporting and importing countries to control weapon flows into conflict areas. Ultimately, James is opening up a powerful mechanism to regulate the global arms trade and decrease violent conflict.
For over twenty years, Andrea Coleman has focused on solving a seemingly simple, key component of rural healthcare delivery: on-the-ground transportation. Through a series of partnerships with government institutions, Andrea has designed new ways of bringing health workers to where patients are, built local expertise and supply chains for transport and maintenance, and dramatically improved healthcare reliability. Her work is driving transport up the government agenda in Africa and beyond, removing a crucial barrier for effective development as a whole.
Phil Conway is redesigning the care of disabled children towards a personalised model based on the real needs of children and their families
For over a decade, Emma-Jane Cross has worked throughout the UK to transform the country’s endemic culture of bullying.
Jane Davis is changing the way people relate to literature, to each other and to themselves through a shared reading model called ‘Get Into Reading’, which brings small groups together on a weekly basis to read books and poems aloud. Run in care homes, libraries, hostels, mental health centres, schools and prisons Get Into Reading brings literature to where people are. At the core of Jane’s approach is the insight that reading can be used as a therapeutic tool to help people articulate their thoughts, feelings and life experiences. Through the Get Into Reading model, Jane is therefore redefining the value of literature and the role that reading aloud can play in improving mental health, community and wellbeing.
Al Harris is creating a unique, viral model that encourages and promotes the creation of local, community-run Marine Protected Areas that increases the communities’ quality of life and protect the marine environment.