MedShare’s Northeast Council held their 6th Annual Share the Good Gala on October 18th. The Council honored Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza, M.D., Founder and CEO of Village Healthworks, and The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF).
Guests heard from Mark Arnoldy, CEO of Possible, a healthcare organization dedicated to improving healthcare in developing nations, as well as a representative from TCCAF, and Dr. Niyizonkiza.
Dr. “Deo” Niyizonkiza narrowly escaped from Burundi’s genocide and now operates Village Health Works in Burundi. The book Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder details Deo’s amazing escape and journey to becoming a physician in the United States.