1. Photo by James Martin of UGHE campus construction in Butaro.
    Construction of UGHE’s first permanent campus in Butaro. Photo by James Martin for CNET.

    Drones, Sun – and a Strong Will – Elevate Rwanda’s Health Care

    At one time, the only way to get from Kintobo to the hospital was by foot. The small village lies 7,700 feet up a steep, green mountain in Rwanda’s remote Western Province. People suffering from tropical illnesses like malaria, dengue fever and tuberculosis trekked two hours down the mountain slope to reach the closest doctors. Parents […]

  2. Dr. Amuguni leads MGHD Class of 2017 students in an exercise during their September 2015 intensive.
    Dr. Amuguni leads MGHD Class of 2017 students in an exercise during their September 2015 intensive. Photo by Manzi Fabrice for UGHE.

    Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Hellen Amuguni

    From an early age, Dr. Hellen Amuguni believed that her commitment to helping people and communities would lead to a career in social work. Raised in a family of medical professionals in Kenya, she was pushed instead towards medicine.  ”In my family, my dad was the decision-maker. [For him] there were three honorable professions: medical […]

  3. A screenshot from the Twitter account of Vice Chancellor Dr. Agnes Binagwaho during her time as Minister of Health of Rwanda.
    During her time as Minister of Health of Rwanda, Vice Chancellor Dr. Agnes Binagwaho launched a series of online discussions through Twitter on topics related to global health policy and Rwanda’s national health sector. Twitter users from around Rwanda and the world joined her in these biweekly discussions. Photo courtesy Bending the Arc/ Impact Partners.

    Social Media Saves Lives and Makes the World Better

    Social media is not just for fun, socializing, and commerce. Recent innovations, such as how conversations on Twitter have advanced the debate about global health, the use of Twitter and Facebook to register the satisfaction of medical patients, and many others, should change our preconceptions. More and more, these digital platforms are showing their value […]