1. View of Butaro from UGHE Campus Site
    View from on top of the hill that will be home to UGHE. Photo by Aaron Levenson for UGHE.

    The Heart of Africa’s New Medical School

    Rwanda has achieved some of the most dramatic gains in health and poverty-reduction in the world. This small, landlocked African country (the size of Massachusetts, but with twice the population) has developed a primary health-care system with near-universal access to clinical care and insurance. Rwanda has reduced both economic and health-care inequality, and demonstrates how […]

  2. Dr. Kurt Figueroa (right) and Nurse Sebishyimbo François (left) see patients for their oncology consultations at Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.
    Dr. Kurt Figueroa (right) and Nurse Sebishyimbo François (left) see patients for their oncology consultations at Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Student Profiles: Dr. Kurt Figueroa ’18

    Dr. Kurt Figueroa is a student in UGHE’s Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) Class of 2018. Unlike most of his peers, Figueroa is not Rwandan. He moved from working at a small Partners In Health clinic in the Sierra Madre mountains of Chiapas, Mexico—his home country—to a similarly remote hospital that PIH supports […]

  3. Jean Claude addresses volunteers during Umuganda Day
    Jean Claude Niyonzima, Clerk of Works for UGHE, addresses volunteers during Umuganda Day in Butaro Rwanda, where 350 participants from Butaro district worked to stabilize the soil at the campus site. Photo courtesy MASS Design Group.

    Staff Spotlight: Jean Claude Niyonzima

    Since 2005, Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB), Partners In Health’s (PIH) sister organization in Rwanda, has supported the cost of school fees for students from vulnerable backgrounds. Little did PIH’s leadership suspect that one of these students, Jean Claude Niyonzima, would grow up to play a central role in the construction of the first campus for […]

  4. Caroline Numuhire '17 works with farmers at GHI
    Caroline Numuhire, a student in the MGHD Class of 2017, works with rural farmers in Rwanda. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Student Profiles: Caroline Numuhire ’17

    “I use my voice to advocate for the needs of others,” says Caroline Numuhire, a member of the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) Class of 2017, proudly describing her commitment as an activist. As she works to amplify the voices of others, she feels empowered to also share her story. Trained as […]

  5. Emmanuel Kamanzi at work
    Director of Campus Development, Emmanuel Kamanzi. Photo by Zack DeClerk/ Partners In Health

    Emmanuel Kamanzi on Working in Global Health

    Emmanuel Kamanzi has worked for Partners In Health for almost a decade in many places and roles. He’s spent the last three years in PIH’s Boston office and is now returning home to Rwanda to take on his biggest project yet—overseeing the building and development of the University of Global Health Equity. We asked him […]

  6. UGHE Tree Planting Ceremony
    From left to right: Executive Director of UGHE Peter Drobac, Deputy Director of Inshuti Mu Buzima Antoinette Habinshuti, Minister of Education Musafiri Papias Malimba, PIH Co-founder Paul Farmer, and Director of Campus Development Emmanuel Kamanzi walk the grounds of the future campus. Photo by Aaron Levenson for UGHE

    New Global Health University Takes Shape

    Last week, Partners In Health Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer addressed an audience at a convention center in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. An architectural rendering projected above him showed the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), a collection of flat-roofed stone buildings framed by Rwanda’s mountains. Long glass windows reflected the lush hills surrounding it. While the […]

  7. Antoinette Habinshuti, Deputy Executive Director of IMB, Dr. Paul Farmer, PIH Co-Founder and Chief Strategist,  Dr. Musafiri Papias Marimba, Minister of Education, and Dr. Peter Drobac, Executive Director of UGHE, plant the Visionary Tree to symbolize the beginning of construction of the university. Photo by Aaron Levenson for UGHE
    Antoinette Habinshuti, Deputy Executive Director of IMB, Dr. Paul Farmer, PIH Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Dr. Musafiri Papias Marimba, Minister of Education, and Dr. Peter Drobac, Executive Director of UGHE, plant the Visionary Tree to symbolize the beginning of construction of the university. Photo by Aaron Levenson for UGHE

    Construction on UGHE Paves Way For The Next Generation of Leaders

    Kigali, Rwanda – The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) will break ground on its Butaro campus, initiating the first phase of construction on a facility that will support over 1,000 students and faculty and convene the world’s leading minds in health care delivery. On 10 December, 2016, leaders from UGHE and Partners In Health/Inshuti […]

  8. A village in Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe, Rwanda, where U.N. agencies, NGO project partners and the Government of Rwanda work to ensure that 51,000 Burundian refugees are able to live with dignity. Photo by Sarah Trent/UGHE
    A village in Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe, Rwanda, where U.N. agencies, NGO project partners and the Government of Rwanda work to ensure that 51,000 Burundian refugees are able to live with dignity. Photo by Sarah Trent/UGHE

    Reflections From Mahama Refugee Camp

    On November 5, 2016, students in the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) Class of 2018 participated in a field visit to Mahama Refugee Camp. Below is a shared reflection from Professor of the Practice of Global Health Delivery, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, and Teaching and Learning Officer, Jenae Logan, MSc., on the valuable […]

  9. Leadership and Management 2016
    Laurette Mushimiyimana, Cloe Liparini, Christian Mazimpaka, and Maguy Mbabazi during the April Leadership & Management course. Photo by Franz Stapelberg for UGHE

    Leading the Pack

    World-class health care delivery requires that practitioners possess the breadth of skills necessary to manage programs, but also the skills to inspire others through their leadership. University of Global Health Equity’s (UGHE) flagship academic program, the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD), teaches students to do just that. A year after its launch […]

  10. Alex Coutinho: Faculty Spotlight
    Dr. Alex Coutinho speaks with an MGHD student after class at the Rwinkwavu Center for Training and Operational Research in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. Photo by Franz Stapelberg for UGHE

    Faculty Spotlight: Alex Coutinho, MD, MPH, MS

    Dr. Alex Coutinho embodies both the mission of Partners In Health (PIH) and the organizations with which he has worked: a deep commitment to ensuring that the world’s poor and vulnerable have access to quality health services. Among the first physicians to identify HIV in Uganda, Alex was a pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS […]