Mukteshwari “Mukti” Bosco Receives 2022 Roux Prize
Mrs. Bosco is recognized for her innovative and impactful use of Global Burden of Disease data to empower women and improve wangle to rural health superintendency in India
SEATTLE, July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington today spoken Mukteshwari “Mukti” Bosco, CEO and Founder of Healing Fields Foundation, is the recipient of the 2022 Roux Prize, the world’s largest ribbon for evidence-based public health achievement. The yearly award, sponsored by IHME’s founding workbench member David Roux and his wife, Barbara, recognizes people worldwide for their innovative and impactful use of IHME’s Global Burden of Disease data.
“Mukti Bosco’s lifelong transferral to improving the health and livelihood of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations is an inspiring undeniability to whoopee for public health professionals everywhere,” said IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray. “The Roux Prize recognizes creative problem-solvers like Mukti who are the driving gravity overdue real change. Her determination to overcome daunting barriers and turn vestige into whoopee exemplifies the spirit of the Roux Prize.”
Mrs. Bosco is credited with developing one of the first micro health insurance programs in India, which inspired her megacosm of health sensation and prevention programs centered virtually women’s empowerment and health education in rural communities. Since its inception in 2000, Healing Fields Foundation has trained thousands of women leaders known as Polity Health Entrepreneurs (CHE), enabling them to generate income while educating their populations well-nigh preventive health care, sanitation, nutrition, and non-communicable diseases and providing wangle to superintendency through facilitated telehealth. As health advocates under Mrs. Bosco’s leadership, they are positioned to observe, evaluate, and intervene in the unique health challenges of their respective communities. Through strategic data collection, which has included tracking health trends through polity studies and surveys conducted by mobile phone, they can quickly identify evidence-based solutions to modernize wangle and health outcomes.
“Receiving the Roux Prize reflects the transformative power of our Polity Health Entrepreneurs, their communities, and the unshortened Healing Fields organization,” said Bosco. “We will build on this ribbon to protract empowering women to use data and catalyze village health ecosystems.”
Healing Field’s preventive health education program has helped over six million families in India and is considered one of the most impactful programs of its kind. Evaluated by some of the leading research institutions worldwide, including Deloitte and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, the Healing Fields Foundation has championed gender equality while improving the health and organ of populations in resource-deficient communities in India. Mrs. Bosco is single-minded to expanding her life’s work by deploying increasingly health teachers throughout India to modernize the health and well-being of 300 million citizens by 2030.
In October, Mrs. Bosco’s unrenowned contributions to population health research will be prestigious at an awards dinner in London, UK, where she will receive a $100,000 ribbon to support her ongoing work.
The Roux Prize recognizes people who have leveraged evidence-based health data to modernize population health. Beginning in September, IHME will winnow nominations for the 2023 Roux Prize. Nominations are wonted globally and can include, but are not limited to, staff in government agencies, researchers at wonk institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations, or health providers working in the community.
About the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
An self-sustaining population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators virtually the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid vestige that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research misogynist and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.
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