Deo Niyizonkiza

Building on What Remains: Rebuilding Burundi

Deo Niyizonkiza

Talk: Building on What Remains: Rebuilding Burundi

Deo Niyizonkiza talks about his experiences surviving the genocide in Burundi and Rwanda and his current work helping Burundi to rebuild. Deo was a young medical student when the genocide in Burundi and Rwanda changed his life forever. His remarkable journey brought him to the United States where he finished his education and founded Village Health Works (http://www.villagehealthworks.org/), an NGO that aims to improve the lives of Burundians using a decidedly holistic model of health care. Learn what he's doing in Burundi and how you can help.

Deo Niyizonkiza

Deo’s early life is chronicled by best-selling author Tracy Kidder in the New York Times best selling book, “Strength in What Remains.” (http://goo.gl/F9qRF5). He is the founder and leader of Village Health Works (http://www.villagehealthworks.org/), an NGO based in Kigutu, Burundi and New York City.