1. A community health worker walks students through her toolbox of patient logs, health assessments, and treatments.
    Members of UGHE’s 360 Leadership Program meet with a community health worker, Judith, in her house as she walks participants through her toolbox of patient logs, health assessments, and treatments. The field visit aimed to help participants better understand delivery of care through the eyes of a community health worker.

    A Formula For Health Equity

    Imagine a country where some 90% of the population is covered by health insurance, more than 90% of those with HIV are on a consistent drug regime, and 93% of children are vaccinated against common communicable diseases including HPV. Where would you guess this enchanted land of medical equity is? Scandinavia? Costa Rica? Narnia? Try […]

  2. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho during a visit to Butaro District Hospital in January 2016. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Agnes Binagwaho Is A Doctor With ‘Sassitude’

    Years before she became the health minister of Rwanda, Agnès Binagwaho tried to lock a fellow pediatrician in a hospital room. She saw a doctor in an examining room with a mother who held her sick daughter in her arms. And he was asleep. Binagwaho was appalled. She examined the girl herself in a separate […]

  3. Students and staff of UGHE listen as camp personnel give an overview of Mahama Refugee Camp.
    Students and staff of UGHE listen as camp personnel give an overview of Mahama Refugee Camp. Photo by Danny Kamanzi for UGHE.

    UGHE Students Visit Mahama Refugee Camp

    Orderly lines of homes and shelters stretch far down crowded, uniform roads at Mahama Refugee Camp in southeastern Rwanda, where more than 55,000 people have arrived since 2015 after fleeing political unrest and violence in Burundi. The turmoil has displaced more than 400,000 Burundians across Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, […]

  4. Photo of Sarah Trent, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Jarrett Collins and Injonge Karangwa at the NAM induction
    From left to right: Academic Director Sarah Trent, Vice Chancellor Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Director of University Operations Jarrett Collins, and daughter of Dr. Binagwaho and MGHD Class of 2018 student Injonge Karangwa. Photo from Sarah Trent.

    Vice Chancellor Agnes Binagwaho Inducted to the National Academy of Medicine

    Washington, D.C. (October 14, 2017) — Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), former Minister of Health of Rwanda and global health champion Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD has been inducted to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), an esteemed society of over two thousand distinguished contributors to the advancement of health […]

  5. MGHD students Marcella Canelo & Angeline Mumararungu
    MGHD students at work with Gardens for Health International. Left: Marcella Canelo. Photo her own. Right: Dr. Angeline Mumararungu. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Managing the Complexities of Food Security Among Refugees

    October 16, marks World Food Day (WFD), an international event hosted by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to commemorate FAO’s initiation in 1945. In the seventy-two years since, FAO has worked in partnership with countless local and international organizations to end hunger worldwide. This year for WFD, we highlight the work of […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. Investigating Biosecurity Measures on Poultry Farms in Rwanda

    The rapid growth in the demand for livestock, especially poultry, in developing countries has left many farms vulnerable to disease. Farmers are prioritizing production goals over effective biosecurity practices, risking the introduction of human- and animal-borne disease on farms. In the absence of these measures, livestock and farmers are left defenseless against infections and animal […]

  10. From left to right: Dean Deborah Kochevar, Professor Katey Pelican, Dean William Bazeyo, Vice Chancellor Agnes Binagwaho, and Assistant Director of UGHE's MGHD program, Dr. Phaedra Henley, attend the July 27th OHCEA induction ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda.
    From left to right: Dean Deborah Kochevar, Professor Katey Pelican, Dean William Bazeyo, Vice Chancellor Agnes Binagwaho, and Assistant Director of UGHE’s MGHD program, Dr. Phaedra Henley, attend the July 27th OHCEA induction ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda.

    UGHE Inducted Into OHCEA Network

    On July 27th, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho joined Makerere School of Public Health’s Dean William Bazeyo and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University’s Dean Deborah Kochevar, as well as the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) leadership, as University of Global Health Equity was inducted into the OHCEA network. Launched in 2011, OHCEA […]