1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho (left) visits Butaro District Hospital with representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Inshuti Mu Buzima.
    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho (left) visits Butaro District Hospital with representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Inshuti Mu Buzima. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE

    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho Appointed Commissioner for the Task Force on Global Advantage

    Over the last decade, Rwanda has seen significant advances in economic growth and population health. Developments in mobile health technology, household-administered rapid diagnostic tests, and support systems that integrate information and communications technology (ICT) are transforming not just how care is delivered – but where. By delivering high-quality health care and social services in some […]

  9. From left to right: Dr. Paul Farmer, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health, Dr. Gary Gottlieb, CEO of Partners In Health, and members of the MGHD Class of 2017 during UGHE’s first Commencement ceremony on May 27, 2017. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    MGHD Class of 2017: Seedlings of a Forest of Change Agents

    On May 27, 2017, UGHE graduated the first class of Master of Science in Global Health Delivery students. His Excellency, President Paul Kagame, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Partners In Health Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Dr. Paul Farmer, and more, celebrated the shared achievements of the MGHD Class of 2017, offering words of wisdom and encouragement […]

  10. MGHD Class of 2017
    Members of UGHE’s Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2017 celebrate their graduation on May 27, in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Training the Next Generation of Global Health Leaders in Africa

    At this time of year, students around the world are putting on their caps and gowns for graduation ceremonies. Among them are 23 students from Rwanda and one from the U.S. who graduated as the first class of the University of Global Health Equity in Kigali, Rwanda, on Saturday. “This initiative started a few short years ago, […]