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Mukti Bosco
Mukteshwari Bosco (Mukti), founded Healing Fields Foundation in the year 2000 and has utilized her deep understanding of rural communities and their needs to pioneer a series of community-driven innovations in health and women’s empowerment. Mukti's twenty-year journey developing community health and empowerment began with one of the first few micro-insurance programs in India for which she was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007, and has expanded to include education, health services and livelihood development. Today, Mukti leads a preventative health education program that reaches over 6 million families in India in about 5000 villages. She is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Vellore, and later did her Masters from the Administrative Staff College of India with Johns Hopkins University.  She has been awarded the Women Social Entrepreneur by MSDS Foundation and was the finalist of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year awarded by the World Economic Forum and Jubilant Bharatiya Foundation in 2019.  In 2022, The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington felicitated Mukti with the Roux Prize – the world's  largest award for evidence-based public health achievement, awarded annually to an individual who has used health evidence in “bold ways to make people healthier” –  and to highlight how visionaries use data to change lives. Healing Fields was also honored to be chosen as one of the Top 50 last-mile responders in India by the World Economic Forum, in recognition of their work during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.