Derek Johnson
CURE International

Derek Johnson is a director for development and sustainability for CURE International. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Derek most recently called Uganda “home” as he served as the executive director of CURE Uganda until June of 2015. Derek’s passion and love for the people of Africa developed prior to his work with CURE when he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zimbabwe.

Articles by Derek Johnson

  • Paul Clyde / Derek Johnson

    Actually, It IS Brain Surgery

    Located in the small, remote town of Mbale, Uganda in the far eastern part of the country, the CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda might seem an unlikely place to pioneer a neurosurgery solution. The medical team operates in a resource-scarce environment, yet they've found a way to serve their population and the infants afflicted with serious brain disorders. They're so good at the procedure, it's been widely exported to the United States.

    Health Care, Technology
    healthcare technology, innovation
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