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  1. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho speaks at the campus inauguration ceremonies for the University of Global Health Equity in Butaro, northern Rwanda, on Jan. 25, 2019. Photo by Illume Creative Studio for UGHE

    Vice Chancellor Agnes Binagwaho to POLITICO: UGHE Aims to “Radically Change Education”

    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, recently told POLITICO that UGHE’s new campus in northern Rwanda reflects its “mission to radically change education” and build a 21st-century model for better health equity.   “Our vision is a world where every individual no matter where they are, who they are […]

  2. His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, and Partners In Health co-Founder Dr. Paul Farmer inaugurate UGHE’s Butaro Campus with a ceremonious ribbon cutting. Photo by Illume Creative Studio for UGHE

    Pioneering Health Sciences University Opens Permanent Campus in Rural Rwanda

    Butaro, Rwanda (January 25, 2019) – Amid a growing number of global health crises-from Ebola to rapidly rising cancer rates-and a shortage of health professionals disproportionately affecting the world’s poorest, Partners In Health and the Government of Rwanda gathered today to open the brand-new campus for a health sciences university in northern Rwanda. The 100-hectare, […]

  3. Workers lay foundations for UGHE’s staff, student, and faculty housing clusters in October 2017. Construction of the campus has created jobs for more than 1,500 people. More than 90 percent of the crew is local, reflecting the broad impacts that development of the campus is having on the Butaro community in northern Rwanda. Photo by James Martin for CNET.

    UGHE Campus Intertwined with Butaro Community

    Jean Claude Niyonzima laughed when asked about his average workday in recent weeks, as he helps prepare the University of Global Health Equity in northern Rwanda for the Jan. 25 inauguration of its new, permanent campus.  “Oh, my goodness,” said Niyonzima, UGHE’s 29-year-old facilities manager. “I’m moving all day.” His days start at 5 a.m. […]

  4. UGHE’s administration building casts a warm glow at twilight in January 2019, in Butaro, northern Rwanda, just days before the formal opening of the new campus. The three-story structure will house a dining hall and offices for faculty and staff. Photo by Emmanuel Kamanzi/UGHE

    UGHE’s New Campus a Beacon for a Brighter Future

    The University of Global Health Equity will be celebrating so much more than a new campus at its landmark Jan. 25 inauguration in northern Rwanda.  When leaders from  the Government of Rwanda, Partners In Health, international academic institutions and other global health organizations gather at UGHE’s brand-new cluster of sparkling white buildings, surrounded by the […]