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    Health activists

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    • Alternative medicine activists

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    • Anti-liquor activists

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    • Anti-obesity activists

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    • Anti-smoking activists

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    • Breastfeeding activists

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    • Critics of alternative medicine

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    • Fat acceptance activists

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    • Genital integrity activists

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    • Health activists by diseases and disorders

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    • Mental health activists

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    • Health advocacy

    • Health advocacy encompasses direct service to the individual or family as well as activities that promote health and access to health care in communities and the larger public. Advocates support and promote the rights of the patient in the health care arena, help build capacity to improve community health and enhance h ... Read »


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    • Thelma C. Davidson Adair

    • Thelma C. Davidson Adair

      Thelma C. Davidson Adair (born August 29, 1920) is a Presbyterian educator, church leader, advocate for human rights, peace and justice issues, writer, guest speaker, educator, and activist. She has been a resident of Harlem since 1942. She has been active with Church Women United, a Christian women's advocacy movement ... Read »


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    • Khajidsuren Bolormaa

    • Khajidsuren Bolormaa

      Khajidsuren Bolormaa, or Khajidsurengiin Bolormaa, (born January 18, 1965) is a Mongolian mineralogical engineer, as well as a healthcare and children's rights advocate, who has served as the First Lady of Mongolia since 2009. Bolormaa is the wife of President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. In 2006, Bolormaa founded the Bolor ... Read »


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    • Barbara Brenner

    • Barbara Brenner (October 7, 1951 - May 10, 2013) was a renowned American breast cancer activist, after activist and legal work on several other causes, including anti-Vietnam War activism, women's rights, civil rights, and employment discrimination. She led the organization Breast Cancer Action, which critiqued orthodo ... Read »


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    • Carers rights movement

    • The Carers rights movement attempts to address the issues of low income, social exclusion, damage to mental and physical health and lack of recognition that have been identified by research articles and studies of unpaid carers (or caregivers as they are known in the USA). Restrictions on the freedom and opportunities ... Read »


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    • Zafrullah Chowdhury

    • Zafrullah Chowdhury (born December 27, 1941) is a Bangladeshi public health activist. He is the founder of Gonoshasthaya Kendra (meaning the People's Health Center in Bengali), a rural healthcare organization. Dr. Chowdhury is known more for his work in formulating the Bangladesh National Drug Policy in 1982. He s ... Read »


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    • Sudi Devanesen

    • Sudarshan (Sudi) Devanesen, CM (born 1943), is an Indian-Canadian family physician and educator, public health activist, and member of the Order of Canada. Devanesen studied at Bishop Cotton Boys' School in Bangalore, Madras Christian College of the University of Madras, and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, a ... Read »


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    • Efua Dorkenoo

    • Efua Dorkenoo, OBE (6 September 1949 – 18 October 2014), affectionately known as "Mama Efua", was a Ghanaian-British campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM) who pioneered the global movement to end the practice and worked internationally for more than 30 years to see the campaign "move from a problem la ... Read »


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    • B. Ekbal

    • Dr. Ekbal Bappukunju is a public health activist, a neurosurgeon, and an academic in Kerala, India. He was the Vice-chancellor of the University of Kerala during the period 2000–2004. He was a member of the Kerala State Planning Board from 1996 to 2000, during which he played a vital role in People's Plan Campaign ... Read »


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    • Evidence Aid

    • Evidence Aid is an international platform that was formed out of the need to deliver time sensitive access to systematic reviews for use in the event of disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. The method of using systematic reviews (a collection of available evidence on any given topic) is to provide evidence for ... Read »


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    • Yonnette Fleming

    • Yonnette Fleming

      Yonnette Fleming is a healer, an Urban Farmer and Community earth steward based in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She is a multi-disciplinary artist. Yonnette Fleming is an urban food justice educator for the Hattie Carthan Community Garden Farm in the Bedford Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York. The Hattie ... Read »


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    • Lieve Fransen

    • Lieve Fransen, MD, PhD is, since 2015, a Senior Adviser to European Policy Centre on health, social and migration policies. Formerly, after having been since 2011 the Director for Social Policies in the Directorate for Employment and Social affairs for the European Commission. Before that she was Director for Represent ... Read »


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    • Twyla Mason Gray

    • Twyla Mason Gray

      Twyla Mason Gray (October 26, 1954 - October 3, 2011) was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1980-1984, representing District 23. She was an advocate for cancer related health care as well as the raising of the drinking age in Oklahoma to 19 years old. After her time in the House, Twyla received her ... Read »


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    • Healthy Skepticism

    • Healthy Skepticism Inc is an international non-profit organisation whose main aim is to "improve health by reducing harm from misleading drug promotion". Healthy Skepticism was founded in 1983 with the name Medical Lobby for Appropriate Marketing (MaLAM). It was begun by an Australian medical student, Peter R. Mansfie ... Read »


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    • Siphiwe Hlophe

    • Siphiwe Hlophe is the co-founder of Swaziland for Positive Living, an NGO that provides counselling and education, and seeks to improve the living conditions of people who are affected by or infected with HIV in the rural areas. The organisation has been described as "Swaziland's most innovative and motivated HIV/AIDS ... Read »


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    • International Baby Food Action Network

    • The International Baby Food Action Network, IBFAN, consists of public interest groups working around the world to reduce infant and young child morbidity and mortality. IBFAN aims to improve the health and well-being of babies and young children, their mothers and their families through the protection, promotion and su ... Read »


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    • Salma Kikwete

    • Salma Kikwete

      Salma Kikwete (born 30 November 1963) is the 4th First Lady of Tanzania and the wife of Tanzanian former President Jakaya Kikwete. She has served as the country's First Lady since December 2005. Salma Kikwete originally worked as a teacher for more than twenty years. In 2005, the government launched a national campai ... Read »


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    • Frederick Barnett Kilmer

    • Frederick Barnett Kilmer (15 December 1851 – 28 December 1934) was an American pharmacist, author, public health activist and the director of Scientific Laboratories for the Johnson & Johnson company from 1889 to 1934. Kilmer was born 15 December 1851 to Charles Kilmer and Mary Anne (née Langdon) in Chapli ... Read »


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    • Ronnie Lichtman

    • Ronnie Sue Lichtman, CNM., LM, PhD, FACNM (born February 10, 1950) is a midwife, educator, writer and advocate for women's health. She has published widely for both lay and professional audiences. The Chair of the Midwifery Education Program at The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in New Yor ... Read »


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    • Jacqulyn Longacre

    • Jacqulyn "Jackie" Longacre is the former Executive Director of Planned Parenthood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the eighteen years she was the director of the Tulsa campus, they grew from serving 1,600 patients to serving over 10,000 patients in a single year and were awarded the Fairchild Award, the highest award available f ... Read »


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    • Elizabeth Mataka

    • Elizabeth Mataka was the United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, as appointed on May 21, 2007 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, replacing Stephen Lewis. She served in this position till 13 July 2012. Mataka is a national of Botswana and a resident of Zambia. She served as the vice-chair of the board of ... Read »


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    • Patricia Ocampo

    • Patricia Ocampo

      Patricia Ocampo (born 1979) is an Argentine activist involved in community development and creation of libraries in Misiones Province. By 2014, she had worked with community organizers and celebrities to found 20 libraries. The organization she co-founded provides basic assistance to those in poverty and with disabilit ... Read »


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    • Patient navigators

    • Patient navigators educate and assist United States citizens in enrolling into health benefit plans stipulated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Patient navigators are also called “insurance navigators” or “in-person assisters” who have defined roles under the ACA. Although th ... Read »


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    • Sakis Rouvas

    • Sakis Rouvas

      Anastasios "Sakis" Rouvas (Greek: Αναστάσιος "Σάκης" Ρουβάς, pronounced [ˈsacis ruˈvas]; born 5 January 1972), known mononymously as Sakis, is a Greek recording, film and television artist; model; businessman and former pole vaulter. Born in Corfu, ... Read »


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    • Anant Darshan Shankar

    • Anant Darshan Shankar, born in Bombay in the state of Maharashtra. His core areas of interest are educational innovation and theoretical foundations of Indian medical heritage. He is the founder of the Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions, which is a Government of India accredited scientific and res ... Read »


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    • Marie Claire Tchecola

    • Marie Claire Tchecola is a nurse and Ebola survivor from Guinea. She is an activist who educates about disease and fights stigma against those who suffer from disease. In 2015 she was awarded the International Women of Courage Award by the US State Department. Tchecola grew up in a small Guinean village near the Seneg ... Read »


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    • Nahid Toubia

    • Nahid Toubia (born 1951) is a Sudanese surgeon and women's health rights activist, specializing in research into female genital mutilation. Toubia is the co-founder and director of RAINBO, the Research, Action and Information Network for Bodily Integrity of Women. She is an associate professor at Columbia University S ... Read »


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    • Mary Uprichard

    • Dame Mary Elizabeth Uprichard, DBE, FRCM (born March 1938) is a British nursing, midwifery and health care activist. She was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1998. ... Read »


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