Dr. Mahaman Moussa, a native of Niger, came to the United States in 1998 and earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nursing. A family nurse practitioner and Walden School of Nursing faculty member since 2012, Moussa has dedicated himself to helping people in his native country, which earned him Walden’s 2017 Commitment to Social Change Award. He funded, built, and oversees the Raouda Medical Center of Tahoua and treats patients via telemedicine and during regular visits. The hospital provides low- and no-cost care for patients of all ages. “People in Niger were dying from preventable diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure,” he says. “I could not sit idly by.” He is also the assistant medical director at Triad Free Health Clinic, which treats underserved patients in his hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.