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Jacques Sebisaho

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Dr. Jacques Sebisaho was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He holds a Medical Degree from the National University of Rwanda, a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College, a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Catholic University of Bukavu (DRC) and a diploma in Philosophy from Grand Seminaire Monseigneur Busimba in Goma (DRC). As part of his clinical medical school training, Dr. Sebisaho spent six months in rural Rwanda providing prenatal care, family planning, nutrition, and malaria prevention education to women; he has also worked with HIV-infected children in Butare. His medical degree dissertation focused on the health system and parent response to child injuries, concluding that preventive health education and outreach are critical factors in rapid recovery. Dr. Sebisaho was President and Medical Supervisor of the community of Sant’Egidio in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where he supervised humanitarian aid to displaced populations following the 2001 volcanic eruption in Goma (DRC). In 2009, Dr. Sebisaho and his wife, Mimy Mudekereza, R.N., founded Amani Global Works to provide accessible and affordable healthcare for the Ban’Idjwi people, and to use health as a trigger for sustainable development on Idjwi Island.