Dr. Kirsten Goes to Rwanda

Dr. Kirsten Goes to Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 in Blog.

An Update from our Executive Director This week I am in Rwanda and our Africa-based Gorilla Doctors team gathered at our regional headquarters in Musanze, for regional rounds. We are an international team, working in all three range countries of the eastern gorilla – Rwanda, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo – and in the […]

Dr. Noel Returns to Rwanda as Gorilla Doctors’ NEW Regional Pathologist

Dr. Noel Returns to Rwanda as Gorilla Doctors’ NEW Regional Pathologist By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, March 25th, 2024 in Blog.

By Dr. Kirsten Gilardi, Executive Director Following nearly a year of studying veterinary pathology at the University of California, Davis and Johns Hopkins University, we are thrilled to have Dr. Jean Bosco ‘Noel’ Noheri, DVM, MSc, MBA, officially begin his new role as Gorilla Doctors’ first-ever regional pathologist. READ (with video) a short Q&A with […]

A Personal Note from Dr. Eddy

A Personal Note from Dr. Eddy By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, December 7th, 2023 in Blog.

Today, I was honored to share virtual space with our partner, Emmanuel de Merode of Virunga National Park here in DR Congo. We discussed the challenges and opportunities of our work – conservation in action. When you are responsible for protecting the health of an endangered species, the life of each individual patient contributes to the […]

Gorilla Doctors Goes to Washington

Gorilla Doctors Goes to Washington By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, August 1st, 2023 in Blog.

In June our Ugandan Head Veterinarian, Dr. Benard Ssebide, and our Chief Veterinary & Scientific Officer, Dr. Tierra Smiley Evans, traveled to the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health just outside of Washington, DC to attend the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) Network meeting and present on Gorilla Doctors’ research and […]

Team DR Congo: Jean-Paul Kabemba Lukusa Completes Lab Leadership Training

Team DR Congo: Jean-Paul Kabemba Lukusa Completes Lab Leadership Training By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 in Blog.

1) JP, you serve as Gorilla Doctors’ Employee Health Program Manager. Can you tell us about your role and why human health is also important to gorilla health?  My role is to coordinate the activities of the employee health program in DR Congo, which has the overall objective of reducing the risk of disease spread […]

Five Questions for Gorilla Doctors New CVSO

Five Questions for Gorilla Doctors New CVSO By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, March 27th, 2023 in Blog.

Meet Dr. Tierra Smiley Evans In our most recent newsletter we introduced you to Dr. Tierra Smiley Evans, Gorilla Doctors’ new Chief Veterinary and Scientific Officer (CVSO). We sat down with Dr. Tierra to ask her a few more questions now that she is a full two and a half months on the job… 1) […]

Partners In Conservation

Partners In Conservation By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 in Blog.

Partners In Conservation (PIC) is an organization based at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. PIC has been a dedicated supporter of Gorilla Doctors since 1995. On the eve of their annual fundraiser – the Rwandan Fête – we are pleased to share the following conversation between PIC Co-founder and Manager, Jeff Ramsey […]

World Wildlife Day 2021

World Wildlife Day 2021 By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 in Blog.

“On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals […]

Gorilla Doctors Brings One Health to Gorillas and People in Rwanda

Gorilla Doctors Brings One Health to Gorillas and People in Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors’ mission is to conserve wild mountain and eastern lowland (Grauer’s) gorillas using veterinary medicine, science and a One Health approach. One Health recognizes the intrinsic connection between people, animals and the environment – especially when the environment is shared, as is the case with people and wild gorillas in East-Central Africa, one of […]

Growing Up Gorilla Part 2: Kwita Izina

Growing Up Gorilla Part 2: Kwita Izina By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 in Blog.

Kwita Izina –  “to give a name” – is the annual Rwandan ceremony for naming each of the infant mountain gorillas born in the previous year. The celebration first began in 2004, inspired by the ancient Rwandan tradition of families gathering friends to welcome a new baby. The annual celebration honors not only the new […]