Tharcisse Mpunga, MD, MSc

Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery

Tharcisse Mpunga is the Director General of Butaro Hospital in Northern Rwanda. Dr. Mpunga holds a degree in General Medicine with a Master’s in Applied Epidemiology and he is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Cancer Epidemiology at the National University of Rwanda in collaboration with IARC/WHO. He has 10 years of leadership experience and has been involved in many activities related to improving health indicators in Rwanda directed toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals at both district and national levels. Together with Partners In Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Mpunga has helped lead the development of the first of its kind, the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in rural Rwanda at Butaro Hospital. He is currently involved in research related to cancer and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in general.