Alumnus Deogratias Niyizonkiza Returns Home to Improve Public Health in Burundi

Deogratias Niyizonkiza barely escaped the genocidal war in Burundi in the 1990s to New York’s Central Park, where he slept, and, later, to Columbia’s School of General Studies, Harvard’s school of public health, and Dartmouth’s school of medicine.

Years later, he returned to the small African nation with a big idea. Can he heal what remains?


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