About Us

Founded in 2019, the Institute of Global Health, Inc. is a non-governmental organization based in Tallahassee, Florida. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations and have programs in 7 countries throughout Africa. Our programs are designed to promote equity, sustainability, and community empowerment. We work in partnership with local organizations, governments, and stakeholders to ensure that our programs are culturally sensitive, evidence-based, and responsive to the needs of the communities we serve.

Meet Our Director

Yussif Dokurugu, DrPH

As Founder and Director of the Institute of Global Health (IGH), Dr. Yussif Dokurugu leads the organization’s operations, programs, and activities across multiple locations. He is responsible for strategic planning and management of a comprehensive development program, including identifying, cultivating, and soliciting fundraising prospects. Dr. Dokurugu also oversees the direction, planning, organization, and supervision of IGH’s operations in various sites across Africa.

He previously served as a high school Earth and Space Science teacher at Rickards High School, an Instructor in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, and an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), College of Pharmacy. He also holds an Honorary Associate Professorship at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) located in Durban, South Africa.

With over twenty years of experience, he has successfully led students, faculty, staff, and community members for international research and cultural immersion trips throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa. 

A global citizen at heart, Dr. Dokurugu is fluent in eight languages and is a dedicated and passionate advocate for the empowerment of individuals worldwide, particularly through the advancement of health and education initiatives. 


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