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  1. UGHE Dean Prof. Abebe Bekele and Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho welcomed the first class of medical students to UGHE this year.

    UGHE Dean Abebe Bekele: Medical Education in Rwanda Part of “Bold Step” Needed to Curb Africa’s Cancer Crisis

    There are nearly 1 million new cancer cases and more than 500,000 cancer-related deaths in Africa per year, and these totals are projected to double by 2040. Training the next generation of health leaders to counter this rise is of critical importance. Increasingly, we see a need for cancer education that explores both the prevention measures and social determinants of this highly treatable, but highly […]

  2. Video: UGHE Makes Commitment to Fight Cancer for World Cancer Day

    This February 4th, UGHE is honoring World Cancer Day by taking part in its global #IAmAndIWill campaign. Today we share the personal commitments of UGHE students, staff, faculty, and partners who, collaboratively, are supporting World Cancer Day’s mission of preventing cancer deaths and ensuring equal access to life-saving cancer treatment and care. #IAmAndIWill is focussed on […]

  3. Bishop Rucyahana, Chairman of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, speaks to the students of UGHE as part of a series by the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG).

    UGHE Hosts Bishop John Rucyahana in Partnership with CNLG to Prevent Genocide and Eradicate its Ideology

    On the 23 January 2020, the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) hosted Bishop John Rucyahana for a public lecture commemorating the 71st anniversary of the UN Convention on the prevention and punishment of genocide. Facilitated as part of a series by the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG), the talk provided UGHE […]

  4. UGHE Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Abebe Bekele, right, demonstrates the new simulation laboratory to First Lady Jeannette Kagame, former World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, UGHE Chancellor Dr. Paul Farmer, and others.

    UGHE Dean Prof. Abebe Bekele Speaks to New York Times on Safer Surgery

    In much the same way as pilots rely on pre-flight ticklists, the surgical profession is guided by a series of recognized steps for good practice that, as the checklist itself prescribes, ensures you ‘Get Things Right’. Compiled by Dr. Atul Gawande, W.H.O-approved, and now accessible in all the world’s hospitals, the surgical checklist is seen […]

  5. The University of Global Health Equity has partnered with Burera District leadership to construct homes for the vulnerable in Butaro Sector. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Supporting our Neighbours: UGHE Contributes to Butaro Sector Fundraising Efforts for Constructing New Housing

    This holiday season, the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) saw the strength in collective efforts as it raised 7million RWF (approx. $7500 USD) to support housing construction for its local community in rural Rwanda. The efforts were part of Burera District’s fundraising initiative to build homes for the 31 vulnerable people within the community […]

  6. Bonnie Weiss announcing the Weiss Family Challenge at WLGH19. Photo by Illume Creative Studios for UGHE.

    Announcing the Weiss Family Challenge: A $1,000,000 Matching Grant

    It was at UGHE’s Women Leaders in Global Health Conference this November that we welcomed two transformative contributions to further this ambition. Through the impressive cross-section of panelists, panels, and participants, it was a weekend that reignited the global health community’s promise to act, and no commitment could have been felt more tangibly than that of […]

  7. Umuganda
    The Butaro community, including UGHE students, staff, and faculty, joined together to plant over 300 trees for Rwanda’s monthly day of service.

    UGHE Joins Butaro Community, Commits to Fully Green Campuses

    Butaro, Rwanda (November 30, 2019) – Today, University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) students, faculty, staff and Butaro community members gathered at UGHE’s Butaro campus to plant over 300 trees as part of Umuganda, Rwanda’s designated monthly day of community service. UGHE recognizes that climate change effects risk fundamentally shaking global health systems, and the […]

  8. WLGH19

    A Call for Action from WLGH19

    The twenty-six sessions across the two days of WLGH19 yielded a wealth of new thinking, critical insight and gave a valuable platform for emerging and established leaders from diverse sectors of global health to advance the global health dialogue. Consolidating the views of social justice fighters from 81 countries, the University of Global Health Equity […]

  9. WLGH19

    A Recap of WLGH19

    WLGH19 might well be over but its powerful legacy lives on in the new direction posed by our diverse set of speakers and, of course, UGHE’s newly-announced Center for Gender Equity Hosted by the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), the 2019 Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH19) conference this November saw over 1000+ participants. […]

  10. How Three Girls Defied the Odds to Join First Medical Class
    Marie Immaculee Dusingize (from left to right), Eden Gatesi, and Alima Uwimana all overcame incredible odds to join the first class of medical students at the University of Global Health Equity in northern Rwanda. Photos by Danny Kamanzi for UGHE.

    How Three Girls Defied the Odds to Join UGHE’s First Medical Class

    All over the world, millions of girls are denied basic human rights, such as access to health care and education. Since 2012, October 11 has marked the annual International Day of the Girl, a celebration that advocates for girls’ empowerment and human rights. Promoting gender equity is a central mission at the University of Global Health […]