1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho
    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, professor of the Practice of Global Health Delivery, meets with representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Photo by Zacharias Abubekar for UGHE

    University of Global Health Equity Welcomes International Students and Faculty

    Rwinkwavu, Rwanda – University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) begins its second academic year, welcoming new students from around the world and adding a recognized global health leader to its faculty. UGHE is a new health sciences university that trains emerging health leaders to deliver effective and equitable health care. Its flagship academic program, the […]

  9. Dr. Eugene Tuyishime
    Dr. Eugene Tuyishime (left), a student in the MGHD Class of 2017, participates in a group discussion. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Student Profiles: Dr. Eugene Tuyishime ’17

    Upon completion of his residency at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, Dr. Eugene Tuyishime will be one of only 14 physician anesthesiologists in Rwanda who serve a population of over 12.6 million people. Proper anesthesia care is a vital component of life-saving and life-improving surgeries, yet it remains a barrier for many. Complex challenges including […]

  10. Dr. Peter Drobac and representatives of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Inshuti Mu Buzima, and MASS Design Group.
    Dr. Peter Drobac (right), the executive director of UGHE, shares architectural renderings of the campus with representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Inshuti Mu Buzima, and MASS Design Group. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE

    Construction Begins on University in Rwanda

    Earlier this month, Partners In Health began construction on a 250-acre campus for the University of Global Health Equity. When complete in 2018, classrooms, administrative buildings, a library, and dorms will drape a picturesque hill in the Burera District of northern Rwanda. The structures, the first of two UGHE campuses planned in the region, will house […]