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Village Health Works

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Village Health Works (VHW) is a joint American-Burundian non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care in a dignified environment while treating the root causes of illness, poverty, violence, and neglect in collaboration with those we serve. The organization’s operations are based in Kigutu, in southern Burundi, with support from offices in NYC. VHW’s approach integrates clinical services with education, food security, economic development, environmental protection, music and the arts. VHW’s central program is a clinic that conducted 45,022 patient consultations in 2018 and has 4 inpatient wards. A hospital that will add surgical and emergency obstetrical capacity is currently under construction. In preparation for the hospital’s planned opening in 2020, VHW is building a supply chain and establishing procurement practices to ensure the efficient and timely delivery of items such as medical equipment and medicines.


With close to 200 full time and over 200 half time employees in Burundi, and a small staff in the US, VHW continues to grow and expand its infrastructure in Burundi, including the construction of a 150 bed hospital, a teacher training program and a school (Pre-K to 12) that will be home to an education model based on critical thinking. 


For more information, please visit www.villagehealthworks.org


Guardian article written by VHW Founder Deo Niyizonkiza: http://bit.ly/1Q392Wh

Village Health Works (VHW) is a joint American-Burundian non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care in a dignified environment while treating the root causes of…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health & Medicine
  • Poverty

Location

  • 45 W. 36th Street, 8th Floor
    New York, NY 10018

Current listings by Village Health Works

JobsLocationDate Posted
International Ops ManagerNew York, NYJanuary 17, 2020
Teaching Fellow, Kigutu International AcademyKigutu, BurundiDecember 19, 2019
Head of School, Kigutu International AcademyKigutu, BurundiDecember 19, 2019
ActionsLocationDate Posted
Volunteer Clinical Operations OfficerKigutu, BurundiNovember 8, 2019
Volunteer Operations OfficerKigutu, BurundiNovember 8, 2019
Volunteer Supply Chain AnalystNew York, NYNovember 8, 2019

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