Dr. Rudie Jansen van Vuuren is a Namibian Businessman, Medical Doctor, Paraveterinarian, Private Pilot and Sportsman.
In 2003 he made history by becoming the first and only man who has ever represented his country in two different sport codes at a World Cup which happened to be in the same calendar year, the 2003 Cricket and Rugby World Cups. He is currently the President of Cricket Namibia. His passion is conservation and the San Bushman of Namibia, his career as a medical doctor and his marriage to Namibia’s leading conservationist Marlice van Vuuren led him onto the Conservation Medicine path.
At Naankuse the animal sanctuary he started with his wife 13 years ago he practises conservation medicine together with veterinarians, ecologists and biologists. Health is seen in a holistic approach, looking upstream rather than downstream and considering the health of humans, wildlife and the environment.