1. UGHE Celebrates One Health Day With Public Lecture by Gorilla Doctors

    “Should the world switch to a plant-based diet?” a moderator asked the crowd, prompting a set of debaters to begin preparing their arguments. What followed was a friendly dialogue pitting the impact of a nutritionally-balanced diet against the environmental effects of meat production– the first of several debate topics curated to raise awareness of One […]

  2. Rooted in the Details: The Origin Story of Butaro’s Future Furniture

    With all eyes locked intently on UGHE’s contemporary, Imigongo-adorned buildings popping up across 5,000 sq. meters of Butaro, Rwanda’s hills, it’s easy to overlook some of the details that go into bringing a University to life. From office cubicles to bed frames and desks, wood is ubiquitous in our everyday lives and essential to cultivating […]

  3. Improving Equity in Health Leadership

    Women are disproportionately affected by the burden of disease, comprising of almost 75 percent of the health workforce in most countries, and making up the majority of global health students worldwide, yet they are still grossly underrepresented in positions of leadership among global health organizations. Gender-based challenges, including mental, sexual, physical, and reproductive health, are […]

  4. Anne-Marie Nyiranshimiyimana
    Anne Marie Nyiranshimiyimana works on the Butaro Campus construction site. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Kankwanzi: How One Woman’s Tenacity has Empowered Others

    When Anne Marie Nyiranshimiyimana first began working as a mason, she was met with staunch criticism. “They told me, ‘No woman builds, no woman climbs.’ They told me, ‘Women can’t do a lot of things,’ ” Anne Marie explains. Despite this resistance, Anne Marie persevered and is now one of 200 female employees building UGHE’s […]

  5. Rwanda’s Tradition Comes to Life on UGHE’s Butaro Campus

    In the northern province of Rwanda, six buildings sit against the rich tapestry of Rwanda’s terraced hills. Butaro District Hospital can be seen across the valley and, on a clear day, Mt. Muhabura is visible in the distance. The picturesque setting is home to UGHE, where Rwanda’s diverse landscapes and deep-rooted traditions meet state-of-the-art classrooms. […]

  6. Fellows from the inaugural Tufts-UGHE One Health Fellowship pose for a photo during their workshops at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Photo by Anna Miller/Tufts University

    Tufts University and UGHE Partner to Advance One Health Education Across the Globe

    Recent health epidemics speak clearly to the need for health professionals with an understanding of more than just a focus on human health. From Ebola in 2014 to recent outbreaks of Zika and cholera, emerging threats of disease continue to exploit fragile health systems. Combatting these epidemics requires a cadre of multidisciplinary professionals, trained in […]

  7. Meet the Newest Cohort of Changemakers

    In September 2018, UGHE welcomed it’s fourth cohort of Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) students. Since the launch of the MGHD degree in 2015, the program has attracted students from all over the world with a diverse array of professional and academic backgrounds. In addition to the varied and unique perspectives that […]

  8. Professor Abebe Bekele, MD, FCS, is UGHE’s founding Dean of Health Sciences. Photo by Danny Kamanzi for UGHE.

    Q&A with Dean Abebe Bekele

    Abebe Bekele, MD, FCS, former Dean of the School of Medicine at Addis Ababa University and CEO of Tikur Anbessa Hospital, has been appointed the University’s founding Dean of Health Sciences. Professor Bekele is a well-known and highly regarded cardiothoracic and general surgeon, university professor, researcher, leader, and an advocate of Global Safe Surgery and […]

  9. Dieudonne Hakizimana '17
    Dieudonne Hakizimana, an alumni from the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2017, receives his diploma from Partners In Health CEO Dr. Gary Gottlieb. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Alumni Profile: Dieudonne Hakizimana ‘17

    Dieudonne Hakizimana ‘17, was a student in UGHE’s pioneering cohort of Master of Science in Global Health Delivery candidates. In addition to the MGHD, Dieudonne holds a master’s degree from the University of Rwanda, and a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom. His 10 years of experience in […]

  10. Professor Abebe Bekele
    Professor Abebe Bekele attends the Commencement ceremony for the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo by Jean Christophe Kitoko for UGHE.

    Professor Abebe Bekele Appointed Founding Dean

    Kigali, Rwanda (August 15, 2018)—The University of Global Health Equity  is pleased to announce that Abebe Bekele, MD, FCS, former Dean of the School of Medicine at Addis Ababa University and CEO of Tikur Anbessa Hospital, has been appointed the University’s founding Dean of Health Sciences. “We are thrilled to have such an accomplished professor […]