George Găvruș

Executive Director / Niger

George Găvruș began serving as the Executive Director of CURE Niger in 2018. Previously, he served in the same roll for CURE in Afghanistan, from 2014-2015. Between his CURE assignments, George provided leadership to Fundatia APME in Romania. With a passion for empowering others and ​a ​heart for education, George’s career has seen these threads interwoven through a variety of projects and settings, from leading a school for impoverished children to running a business incubator that taught job skills in a war-torn country. George has served with a number of organizations, including Shelter Now International, and has also held professorships a​t​ several educational institutions.

Hannatou Labo

Spiritual Director / Niger, Spiritual Ministry

Hannatou first joined CURE as a volunteer in 2011. She began working with CURE Niger as a social worker later that year and became Spiritual Director at the hospital in 2015. She holds a master’s degree in Management of Enterprise and a BS in Sociology, and she has studied theology at Ecole Supérieure Privée de Théologie in Niamey, Niger.

Hannatou and her husband have a daughter, Abigael.

Diane Nahimana

Consultant Anesthesiologist / Niger

Dr. Diane Nahimana graduated from the University of Burundi  in 2007.  She did her post-graduate in Anesthesiology-Resuscitation at University Hospital Center in Burundi and at Cliniques Saint Luc at Brussels, Belgium, from 2010 to 2015, joining CURE in August 2015.

Jean-Francois Negrini

Medical Director / Niger

Dr. Jean-François Negrini serves as the Medical Director at CURE Niger. He graduated from the University of Geneva in 1988 and did his post-graduate training in general surgery in Switzerland from 1988-1997. He resigned from his job in 2000 and worked in Bangladesh with the Leprosy Mission (DBLM Hospital, Nilphamari), taking care of patients with […]

Joel Witwer

Lead Storyteller / Marketing, Niger

My title says that I’m the Lead Storyteller, previously Storyteller for Niger, previously CUREkids Coordinator in Zambia. All this really means is I hang out with kids and sometimes take photos. I love these kids thus I love my job. My goal is to translate this love into pixels and words so that you can fall in love as well!