A practicing neurologist for almost 30 years, Dr. James C. Johnston is also a Partner with Global Neurology Consultants, a unique group of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroethicists focusing on advancing sustainable evidence-based neurological care through collaborative international partnerships.
Dr. James C. Johnston is also the founder of GlobalNeuroCare.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing neurological services in the world’s most impoverished regions. Global NeuroCare holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC, is accredited by the World Health Organization and affiliated with the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa.
Dr. Johnston established a strict approach to improving neurological services in resource limited regions that follows five key principles: establish long term partnerships with local organizations, focus on improving neurological care in the area, ensure a sustainable approach, foster independence, and perform ongoing evaluation to ensure the likelihood of long term success.
Ethiopia is one region meeting Global NeuroCare’s strict criteria for support. Dr. Johnston has served with the Addis Ababa University Department of Neurology since inception of the residency training program in 2006, and is able to collaborate with the local neurologists who are significantly improving neurological care in a sustainable manner with a positive impact on the health of the nation.
GlobalNeuroCare.org is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization that operates entirely on donations and adopts innovative techniques and approaches in providing help to patients in need.