After completing his medical education at Morehouse School of Medicine, Saloum Cisse began practicing family medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Yearning for ways to give back to his local community, he began providing free consultations to his community. It was scheduled in conjunction with a family reunion that united members from around the world.
With support from local leaders and community members, the annual heath fair began attracting other communities. Doctors from all over the country joined the fair to provide consultations and referrals.
To increase the impact of Dr. Cisse’s students at the Joseph R. Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, led by Talla Cisse, pitched a nonprofit model that would be backed by community health workers to support mothers and children.