Institute of Global Health Equity Research

Research. Innovation. Impact. Equity

5 Strategic Priorities

Our Values


Eradicating health inequity requires individuals from diverse backgrounds learning from and supporting each other – we believe this is the only way to change health care for ourselves, our society, our continent and our world.


Difficult problems require creative solutions. We recognize health inequity as a multi-faceted and complex problem necessitating innovative solutions.


We recognize the size of the problem ahead. Despite this difficulty, we are determined to never shy from our mission and to produce the highest quality research searching for innovative solutions to health inequity.


Health inequity requires a deep understanding of the society we are operating within. We strive to always respect and empathize with the local community and their experiences.


All our work will have at its core the need for equity-based action: in our teams, in our exploration and problem solving, and in envisioning healthier lives globally

Get Involved

The Institute of Global Health Equity Research is offering opportunities to international researchers to spend time with us in Rwanda as visiting scientists/professors or fellows, to start or continue impactful community research, or to engage in the current activities of our research team and institute.

The institute has also a dedicated program for international students offering research fellowships and mentorship programs.

In addition, the institute hosts a monthly journal club in collaboration with NIH, North West University, monthly seminars and produces a regular research newsletter.

If interested in any of our programs above, please subscribe to our communication letter by completing the form below:

In addition, please send an email to Prof Dr Daniel Seifu, the director of the institute at dseifu@