Taher Youssef

Taher serves as the Medical Advisor for Morning Star Development (MSDEV), an NGO that works in Afghanistan. Taher also oversees Bridges Academy, an Afghan refugee high school in Delhi, India. Taher completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Azusa Pacific University, his graduate degree in International Public Health from Loma Linda University, and his medical degree from England. His medical work spans both the developing and developed countries with internships and work experiences in both public health and clinical medicine. His interest lies in incorporating his medical experiences for the betterment of rural communities in the developing world. Taher is the founder of Wholistic Health International, a non-profit created to increase awareness of the wholistic nature of life and health in individuals, families and communities. He has a passion to develop communities that would invest into a ‘wholistic’ perspective on health – physical wholeness as a result of a healthy interaction between an individual’s body, soul, and spirit! It is his desire to see a shift in the conventional paradigm of physical wellness into one that is a super-natural result of a healthy physical, social, mental, and spiritual interaction. Taher is the author of “Kidnapped by the Taliban - A Story of Terror, Hope, and Rescue by SEAL Team Six” published by Thomas Nelson, Oct. 2014. Taher is married and have five children – oldest is a girl followed by four boys, all ranging between ages six and 16. His hobbies include traveling, reading, writing, following and occasionally playing tennis, etc.