1. Bella Twizerimana has managed the University of Global Health Equity kitchen for more than a year and employs nearly 70 people on campus, bringing an ethic of local foods and supporting sustainable agriculture in the northern Rwanda community of Butaro.

    UGHE Kitchen Manager Merges Culinary Arts with Sustainable Agriculture

    On a sunny day in early February, three hours from Kigali and atop a remote hill hugging the Ugandan border, a small kitchen is having a big impact on agriculture and sustainability in the surrounding community.  The kitchen is a campus hub at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), a Partners In Health initiative […]

  2. Nicole Jabo, MGHD ’19 and UGHE One Health Research Assistant (right), and a colleague collaborating as part of the contact-tracing unit at Rwanda Biomedical Centre. Photo by Rwanda Biomedical Centre.

    Phone the Frontline: Nicole Jabo, UGHE Alumni and One Health Research Assistant shares her experiences working in one of Rwanda’s COVID-19 Frontline Facilities

    We live in a new normal. One of masks and gloves, and silence on the streets. Even with its comparatively small numbers of infected patients, Rwanda has enforced robust prevention measures against COVID-19, and it did so early. Bars and restaurants lie closed and quiet, its borders closed, and places of worship empty. The overriding […]

  3. A Message from Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho Regarding COVID-19

    Dear Readers,  I hope you and your families are safe and well.  Around the world we are facing unprecedented times. COVID-19 is a global health emergency and a massive threat to the communities we serve and teach. Isolated and working on from home, I have watched on television some leaders respond to this global crisis, […]

  4. Students eat lunch together at UGHE’s Butaro campus while maintaining distance to comply with COVID-19 campus safety protocol.

    #LionsStayHome: Perspectives from Butaro during COVID-19

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UGHE has implemented measures on its Butaro campus to prevent coronavirus transmission amongst the nearly 100 students, staff, and faculty residing on campus. We spoke with members of our community currently living on campus to hear their thoughts on what campus life is like during this time, how the […]

  5. Tsion Yohannes Waka, Chair of the UGHE Center for Gender Equity, alongside fellow members of the inaugural SOAR Fellows Class of 2020 at the Aspen Institute.

    UGHE’s Tsion Yohannes Waka Selected to Join Women Leaders from US, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Haiti in Aspen Institute SOAR Fellowship Devoted to Improving Lives of Women and Girls

    Tsion Yohannes, Chair of UGHE’s new Center for Gender Equity, was elected to join the Aspen Institute’s first-ever fellowship of all women leaders dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls globally. The inaugural class of 12 barrier breakers and society shapers is committed to pursuing bold change on a host of issues and […]

  6. Dr. Ursin Bayisenge (left) represented UGHE at the WHO-led initiative in Dar es Salaam.

    Dr. Ursin Bayisenge, MGHD ’19, attends WHO-endorsed youth-led initiative in Tanzania to combat NTDs and reach SDGs.

    Last month saw young representatives hailing from more than 13 countries arrive in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for the High-level briefing and Launch of Youth To Combat NTDs, a youth-led initiative, spearheaded by Uniting to Combat NTDs and Future Africa Forum, that seeks to empower, engage, and support young people in their efforts to combat NTDs. Representing Rwanda, was UGHE’s own […]

  7. Tsion Yohannes speaks to the WLGH19 audience. Tsion was the Chief Conference Organizer for the 2019 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, at which the Center for Gender Equity was first launched.

    “Gender cross-cuts everything”: Tsion Yohannes, Chair of the UGHE Center for Gender Equity

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently released the 2020 Global Gender Gap report, tracking the gender parity scores across 149 countries. Top of the list there were the expected Nordic frontrunners, Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden, who have closed their respective gender gaps by at least 80%. One sub-Saharan African country made the top ten […]

  8. Video: UGHE Celebrates International Women’s Day

    This International Women’s Day, UGHE is envisioning an equal world for women and girls. Watch the video below and learn more about the #EachForEqual campaign at the official International Women’s Day website.

  9. UGHE Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho speaks to the TED Women audience about how Rwanda is empowering women to build a better society. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED

    Prof. Agnes Binagwaho Speaks at TED Women Conference

    ‘The strength of women continues to inspire me’, says Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, at TED Women conference ahead of International Women’s Day. Ahead of International Women’s Day 2020, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), represented UGHE at the TED Women […]

  10. Executive Education Participants Share Highlights of First Francophone Global Health Delivery Leadership Program

    English: UGHE were proud to open their doors to the first-ever Francophone cohort for the Global Health Delivery Leadership Program. Hailing from seven different Francophone African countries – Congo, Mali, Niger, Central African Republic and Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Chad – participants comprised of mid-to senior-level health system leaders from governmental,  non-governmental and civil society organizations looking to […]