1. 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 […]

  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. 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 […]