1. Leah Blezard MGHD ’19 at UGHE’s One Health Symposium. Photo by Illume Creative Studios for UGHE.

    Student Profile: Leah Blezard MGHD ’19

    Canadian student, Leah Blezard MGHD ‘19 first heard about UGHE through social media. Initially drawn to Partners In Health’s mission to help build equitable health systems, Leah took a chance on her passions for poverty alleviation and health equity and applied for UGHE’s Master of Science in Global Health Delivery program. A year later, she […]

  2. Left to right, UGHE graduate students Arlene Nishimwe, Egide Abahuje, Ursin Bayisenge, and Theodomir Sebazungu discuss coursework at the University in January 2018. Photo by Danny Kamanzi for UGHE.

    UGHE Student Studies Soil-Related Disease Afflicting Farmers

    Home to five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains, the northern Rwanda district of Musanze hosts thousands of tourists each year. Musanze’s location in the foothills of Volcanoes National Park is generating booms in business, tourism, and agriculture, but the rich, fertile land is also the source of one of the region’s neglected tropical diseases: podoconiosis. […]

  3. Dr. Arsène Hobabagabo, MGHD ‘18, poses for a photo prior to his Commencement ceremony in June 2018. Photo by Jean Christophe Kitoko for UGHE.

    The MGHD Practicum: Real-World Problems, Strategic Solutions

    On March 2, 2019, the papers of eight of UGHE’s Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) graduates were published in the Journal of Management and Strategy. The publication of these innovative research and quality improvement projects marked a major accomplishment for both the alumni and for the UGHE community as a whole. The […]

  4. Bill and Joyce Cummings pose by a dedication plaque at UGHE’s new Butaro Academic Campus. Photo courtesy of Cummings Foundation.

    Joyce and Bill Cummings Host Matching Gift Campaign for UGHE

    At the end of January, in the midst of University of Global Health Equity’s biggest milestone yet – the opening of the new Butaro Academic Campus – Boston-area philanthropists Joyce and Bill Cummings announced a generous donation to UGHE through a dollar-for-dollar matching gift campaign of up to $10 million, referred to as the Butaro […]

  5. Learners take notes during an intensive session in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. Photo by Cecille Joan Avila for UGHE.

    MGHD Graduates Published in Journal of Strategy and Management

    The capstone project for UGHE’s Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) is the Mentored Practicum, which is designed to teach students how to understand and then address real world problems scientifically, strategically, and collaboratively by applying evidence-based methods that they have learned over the course of the program. Throughout the duration of each […]

  6. Butaro Academic Campus Construction Timelapse

    On January 25, UGHE officially opened the first phase of its Butaro Academic Campus. Located 80 miles north of Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, and embedded in a rural primary health care system, the design and location of UGHE’s campus will offer students diverse educational opportunities in both clinical and delivery settings. Roughly 1,000 masons, carpenters, […]

  7. Photo Gallery: UGHE Butaro Academic Campus Inauguration

    On January 25, 2019, UGHE inaugurated its Butaro, Rwanda residential campus with a ceremonial Ribbon Cutting. The opening was attended by over 300 guests and dignitaries including His Excellency, President Paul Kagame, local and national government officials, leadership from Partners In Health and Inshuti Mu Buzima, UGHE staff, students, and alumni, thought partners from leading […]

  8. UGHE’s Inaugural One Health Symposium Connects Previously Siloed Disciplines to Drive Collaboration

      Natural disasters, the rise of new zoonotic diseases, continuous population growth, threats to wildlife; our world shifts rapidly and each change produces ripple effects. As global health practitioners, it is imperative to understand these interconnected relationships–an approach known as One Health–to inform better and stronger health outcomes. In January, UGHE convened over 300 clinicians, […]

  9. Partners In Health CEO, Dr. Gary Gottlieb, addresses attendees at UGHE’s Butaro Campus Inauguration. Photo by Illume Creative Studio for UGHE.

    Dr. Gary Gottlieb: “The movement for global health equity has a new and most formidable arrow in its quiver.”

    On January 25, 2019, UGHE inaugurated its Butaro, Rwanda residential campus with a ceremonious Ribbon Cutting. The opening was attended by government officials including His Excellency, President Paul Kagame, leadership from Partners In Health and Inshuti Mu Buzima, thought partners from leading academic institutions, and donors and champions of the University. In his remarks to attendees, transcribed […]

  10. 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 […]