1. Life in Lockdown: Collaboration across Every Level on Butaro Campus

    Despite the devastating socio-economic and health implications of this virus worldwide, COVID-19 has shown us that unity and collaboration – globally, but also on a smaller scale within organizations – can be a binding force to spark positive, and inclusive action. Collaboration in times of crisis is often difficult, especially now where lockdown has physically […]

  2. A Message on Fighting Social Injustice from UGHE Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho

    Dear Readers,  I hope you and your families are staying safe during this period of great uncertainty.  The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is now coupled with a worldwide fight to combat racial inequities, since the horrific murder of George Floyd and far too many others in the US (Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, and Breonna […]

  3. Since Rwanda was placed on lockdown, UGHE drivers like Vincent Singiza have transitioned from transporting UGHE students, staff, and faculty, to patients and health care workers in need.

    UGHE Drivers Serve as Bridge between Patients and Critical Cancer Care During COVID-19

    This is a time of crisis globally, but it is also a time where unity and collaboration can triumph if countries, organizations and individuals find innovative ways to support one another and, where possible, put the resources they have available towards strengthening the national, and community response. As part of its ongoing commitment to serve […]

  4. Leah Blezard, MGHD ’19, is helping Partners In Health prepare Sierra Leone’s community health workers to fight the spread of COVID-19.

    Phone the Frontline: Leah Blezard, MGHD ’19, on training Community Health Workers on COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone has experienced its share of health challenges in the past decade. In 2014, it was at the epicenter of the West African Ebola epidemic. The country lost roughly 4000 people to the deadly disease over two years. Partners In Health was integral to the country’s response efforts, and vital to their strategy was […]

  5. Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho Participates in Connected Women Leaders Virtual Health Forum

    CWL/CARE Virtual Health Forum On May 15th, UGHE’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho took part in the CWL/CARE Virtual Health Forum, Connected Women Leaders, an initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation, which aims to connect women leaders across all sectors of life and work to activate networks in communities, and offer up ideas and solutions to […]

  6. Andre Ndayambaje, MGHD ’19 and UGHE Health Services Coordinator, is a passionate advocate for nurses and midwives.

    Celebrating International Day of the Nurse, and International Year of the Nurse & Midwife: Featuring Andre Ndayambaje, MGHD ’19

    “The first baby I held was the baby of my sister. It was during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and my sister gave birth in the forest. It was raining and cold, and I didn’t know what to do when I held the newborn covered in blood. We were saved by the […]

  7. Dr. Sosina Dessalegn hopes to pass on the lessons she learned as a young female doctor and mother to the next generation.

    A Mother’s Voice: Dr. Sosina Dessalegn, MGHD ’20

    After completing medical school, most graduates take time to celebrate before beginning their internship years. For Dr. Sosina Dessalegn, there was little time for celebration. Just a week after she graduated, Dessalegn gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Levona.  The timing was not ideal, but it did little to shake Dessalegn’s dream […]

  8. Salome Sijenyi, MGHD ’20, was forced to make a difficult decision when the COVID-19 pandemic came to East Africa.

    A Mother’s Voice: Salome Sijenyi, MGHD ’20

    In 2017, Salome Sijenyi walked into the pediatric ward of one of the largest hospitals in her County of Siaya in Western Kenya and was shocked by what she found. Two mothers sharing a bed with their sick children in this overcrowded hospital, other patients left outside as they sought care. On another visit, they […]

  9. Dr. Grace Chinelo Okengwu, MGHD ’20, has had to overcome obstacles as a young mother in the medical field in Nigeria.

    A Mother’s Voice: Dr. Grace Chinelo Okengwu, MGHD ’20

    Dr. Grace Chinelo Okengwu has learned to make the most of her situation. As a young doctor in the Abia state of Nigeria, she was often faced with difficult decisions, fighting a lack of resources and a shortage of staff. Early on, Okengwu learned to improvise and “activate Plan B.” When her unit did not […]

  10. The Many Shades of Motherhood: Denise Kayigamba

    To celebrate Mother’s Day, Denise Kayigamba, UGHE’s Director of Contracting & Procurement shares her experiences on motherhood of a teenager during the Coronavirus lockdown, and her message of solidarity with other mothers at the time.  The Many Shades of Motherhood:  My experiences of motherhood  during the Coronavirus Lockdown… Being a mother is a lifelong role […]