Badia John Okoth, DCM/S, BSc (PH), Bachelor of Management Studies (BBM), Monash University, Australia, started his career as a clinician at the Centre of Disease Control shortly after finishing a year-long internship at the New Nyanza Provincial Hospital, Kenya. He majored in Public Health and Management Studies at the Monash University. In addition to his medical background, his passion in alleviating the detriments of health through addressing determinants of ill health in Rural Africa has seen him emerge as an independent health development consultant who has served over 200 organizations, both local and international in East, Central and Southern Africa for the past 9 years. With an inclination towards maternal and child health development, systems and policy strengthening, health promotion, program planning, implementation and evaluation competencies, John has established holistic rural health systems in Kenya and Lesotho, conducted research and documented policy documents geared towards enriching informal settlement dwellers in South Africa. Currently, John is enrolled with the United Nations Gender Based Violence information management system and builds capacity in that field. John lives with his wife in South Africa, jointly providing free medical services to school children in rural Lesotho during their vacations.