Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza ’01 Receives Honorary Degree

Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza ’01 Receives Honorary Degree

Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza ’01 Receives Honorary Degree

March 13, 2013

Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza ’01GS

Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza ’01 is the founder and chief executive officer of Village Health Works (VHW), a grassroots nonprofit organization that provides quality, compassionate health care in a dignified environment, currently operating in his rural Burundi hometown.

His life journey has taken him from medical student in Burundi to a struggling immigrant in New York City and a global health practitioner and doctor-in-training. In May 2013, he will receive an honorary degree from Williams College. 

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