1. SCAR Inaugural Meeting: Training New Generations of Clinical Anatomists

    To advance medical science in the region, we need to strategically build capacity by training world-class educators, professionals and researchers, as well as developing systems that enable them to optimize delivery through quality service, cutting edge innovations and commitment to equity in their service to humanity. Addressing this requirement, the historical inaugural meeting of the […]

  2. Dr. Matthew Ames, Instructional Technologist and Assistant Professor at UGHE, teaches professionals from public and private hospitals in Rwanda.

    UGHE & Partners Lead Training on Licensing Examinations to Build Greater Public Safety

    UGHE’s community of learners extends beyond its growing student body. Its ongoing commitment to deliver quality education, and do this equitably, also translates to increasing the capacity of educators to themselves improve, and sustain, the quality of medical education and healthcare delivery in Rwanda and beyond.  This month, Prof. Abebe Bekele, UGHE’s Founding Dean of […]

  3. Patients in an Ebola treatment center in Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Baz Ratner / Reuters.

    A Clear Insight of Gender in Ebola and COVID-19 Outbreaks: The Susceptibility Normalized

    By: Joselyne Nzisabira, MBBS/MGHD Class of 2025 This essay was awarded first place in UGHE’s student essay writing competition on “Gender Equity Issues during Pandemics.” “We are in this together”, is a popular phrase used by leaders and news reporters during the COVID-19 lockdown, and one that is rarely conceptualized. In the past few years, […]

  4. A client in Cambodia supported by IIX’s WLB1 (Women’s Livelihood Bond 1). Photo courtesy of the United Nations.

    Gender Lens: A Moment to Reveal and Wipe the Black Spots

    By: Genereuse Iradukunda, MBBS/MGHD Class of 2025 This essay was awarded second place in UGHE’s student essay writing competition on “Gender Equity Issues during Pandemics.” The whole world incurred chaos as the COVID’19 started spreading early this year and on January 30, 2020 COVID’19 was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. […]

  5. Portrait of Kasomo Kavira, caregiver at the Ebola Treatment Centre, North Kivu Region, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Vincent Tremeau / World Bank

    Caregiving: A Perpetual Gender Inequity Issue Uncontested

    By: Olivier Mbarushimana Nshuti, MBBS/MGHD Class of 2025 This essay was awarded third place in UGHE’s student essay writing competition on “Gender Equity Issues during Pandemics” Throughout decades, the world has been driven by cultural perceptions and understandings that allusively prioritized people’s gender, race, or ethnicity over their shared humanity. Though the world has embraced […]

  6. Life in Lockdown: Collaboration across Every Level on Butaro Campus

    Despite the devastating socio-economic and health implications of this virus worldwide, COVID-19 has shown us that unity and collaboration – globally, but also on a smaller scale within organizations – can be a binding force to spark positive, and inclusive action. Collaboration in times of crisis is often difficult, especially now where lockdown has physically […]

  7. A Message on Fighting Social Injustice from UGHE Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho

    Dear Readers,  I hope you and your families are staying safe during this period of great uncertainty.  The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is now coupled with a worldwide fight to combat racial inequities, since the horrific murder of George Floyd and far too many others in the US (Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, and Breonna […]

  8. Since Rwanda was placed on lockdown, UGHE drivers like Vincent Singiza have transitioned from transporting UGHE students, staff, and faculty, to patients and health care workers in need.

    UGHE Drivers Serve as Bridge between Patients and Critical Cancer Care During COVID-19

    This is a time of crisis globally, but it is also a time where unity and collaboration can triumph if countries, organizations and individuals find innovative ways to support one another and, where possible, put the resources they have available towards strengthening the national, and community response. As part of its ongoing commitment to serve […]

  9. Leah Blezard, MGHD ’19, is helping Partners In Health prepare Sierra Leone’s community health workers to fight the spread of COVID-19.

    Phone the Frontline: Leah Blezard, MGHD ’19, on training Community Health Workers on COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone has experienced its share of health challenges in the past decade. In 2014, it was at the epicenter of the West African Ebola epidemic. The country lost roughly 4000 people to the deadly disease over two years. Partners In Health was integral to the country’s response efforts, and vital to their strategy was […]

  10. Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho Participates in Connected Women Leaders Virtual Health Forum

    CWL/CARE Virtual Health Forum On May 15th, UGHE’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho took part in the CWL/CARE Virtual Health Forum, Connected Women Leaders, an initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation, which aims to connect women leaders across all sectors of life and work to activate networks in communities, and offer up ideas and solutions to […]