1. Prof. Abebe Bekele: Social Justice Must Be the Foundation of Medical Education

    Recently, Stanley Goldfarb from the University of Pennsylvania penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Take Two Aspirins and Call Me By My Pronouns.” In this article, the author challenges the recent changes in medical education curriculum calling for a greater emphasis on social justice. Goldfarb asserts that this new model of education […]

  2. UGHE Campus Shot by Drone
    UGHE’s campus in Butaro, Rwanda as seen from the sky. Photo by CHARIS Rwanda for UGHE.

    Vice Chancellor Agnes Binagwaho to Devex: UGHE is a “Medical School for the Future that Africa Needs”

    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of UGHE, and research associate Miriam Frisch recently published an op-ed in Devex discussing UGHE’s innovative philosophy of education and its potential to serve as a model for the future of health education in Africa and the developing world. “In Rwanda and across the continent, we need clinicians who are […]

  3. UGHE’s inaugural class of medical students on their first visit to campus. Photo by Danny Kamanzi for UGHE.

    UGHE’s Inaugural Class of Medical Students Pledges Commitment to Health Equity

    On July 10th, 2019, a new era of global health education began in Butaro, Rwanda. The University of Global Health Equity matriculated its inaugural class of medical students, who will spend the next six years on campus as part of the university’s new Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery/Master of Science in Global Health Delivery […]

  4. UGHE Chancellor Dr. Paul Farmer Awarded Rwanda’s Highest Honor

    On Saturday, September 1st, 2019, the Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Dr. Paul Farmer, was awarded Rwanda’s highest honor, the National Order of Outstanding Friendship (Igihango), by Rwandan President Paul Kagame. The medal, which has been granted to only nine individuals in the country’s history, is given to those who have […]