1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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, […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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, […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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, […]

  10. 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. […]