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Michael Meegan

Michael Meegan was born in the UK and grew up between Ireland and France. He has degrees in philosophy, community health and epidemiology and is completing a PhD in international health.

He is the founder of a number of charities including  the Kenyan ICROSS International. He has lived in the Rift Valley of Kenya for almost four decades, working in long-term community health and development programmes with endangered tribal communities. As well as helping small NGOs to become sustainable, he is actively involved in protecting abused and unwanted animals. 

He speaks seven languages and lectures widely on spirituality and mysticism. He has received multiple humanitarian awards and has been the subject of a series of award-winning documentaries. He regularly leads workshops and retreats focusing on spirituality and contemplation in action.

He has written extensively on poverty and suffering as well as publishing for over four decades in some of the world’s most important medical journals.

He is currently working on a series of inspirational works with Eye Books including The Tribe of One, as well as a historical novel and an updated edition of Surprised By Joy, his autobiography. In 2016 he will donate the largest collection of rare pastoral artefacts to the National Museums of Kenya as part of his passion to protect the cultural heritage of the Kenyan peoples.

Read more about his work at www.michaelmeegan.com.