1. UGHE’s inaugural class of medical students on their first visit to campus. Photo by Danny Kamanzi for UGHE.

    UGHE’s Inaugural Class of Medical Students Pledges Commitment to Health Equity

    On July 10th, 2019, a new era of global health education began in Butaro, Rwanda. The University of Global Health Equity matriculated its inaugural class of medical students, who will spend the next six years on campus as part of the university’s new Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery/Master of Science in Global Health Delivery […]

  2. UGHE Chancellor Dr. Paul Farmer Awarded Rwanda’s Highest Honor

    On Saturday, September 1st, 2019, the Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Dr. Paul Farmer, was awarded Rwanda’s highest honor, the National Order of Outstanding Friendship (Igihango), by Rwandan President Paul Kagame. The medal, which has been granted to only nine individuals in the country’s history, is given to those who have […]

  3. UGHE Celebrates MGHD Class of 2019 Graduates

    On August 11, 2019, UGHE graduated 46 students from the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2019 at its campus in Butaro, Rwanda. The commencement ceremony was attended by over 300 guests and dignitaries, including Her Excellency, the First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, local and national government officials, […]

  4. UGHE’s Inaugural Class of MBBS/MGHD students is comprised of 20 women and 10 men.

    UGHE Receives Inaugural Class of Medical Students

    On July 7, 2019, UGHE welcomed the inaugural class of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery/Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MBBS/MGHD) students to the new campus in the Burera District in Butaro, Rwanda. The 30 students from across Rwanda drove up to Butaro for the first time, taking in the views of the […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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. […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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, […]