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  1. Improving Equity in Health Leadership

    Women are disproportionately affected by the burden of disease, comprising of almost 75 percent of the health workforce in most countries, and making up the majority of global health students worldwide, yet they are still grossly underrepresented in positions of leadership among global health organizations. Gender-based challenges, including mental, sexual, physical, and reproductive health, are […]

  2. Anne-Marie Nyiranshimiyimana
    Anne Marie Nyiranshimiyimana works on the Butaro Campus construction site. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Kankwanzi: How One Woman’s Tenacity has Empowered Others

    When Anne Marie Nyiranshimiyimana first began working as a mason, she was met with staunch criticism. “They told me, ‘No woman builds, no woman climbs.’ They told me, ‘Women can’t do a lot of things,’ ” Anne Marie explains. Despite this resistance, Anne Marie persevered and is now one of 200 female employees building UGHE’s […]