Chris VanJohnson

Addressing Critical Health Needs and Instability in Southern Somalia

Greetings, We recently supported an interesting, impactful, and innovative event in southern Somalia: a continuing education medical training conference in Kismayo. The event addressed widespread local health needs created by years of systemic neglect at the hands of the al-Shabaab terrorist group and worsening drought and food insecurity. Over the course of 6 years, when … Continued

Live from Niger!

Hey everyone! This week I’m in Niger participating in the Cure Salee festival for the 4th year in a row. The festival is held in Ingall, Niger every fall at the end of the rainy season. Tuareg and Fulani herders from across the region descend on the city for its salty watering-holes, essential for their … Continued