1. Photo Gallery: UGHE Butaro Academic Campus Inauguration

    On January 25, 2019, UGHE inaugurated its Butaro, Rwanda residential campus with a ceremonial Ribbon Cutting. The opening was attended by over 300 guests and dignitaries including His Excellency, President Paul Kagame, local and national government officials, leadership from Partners In Health and Inshuti Mu Buzima, UGHE staff, students, and alumni, thought partners from leading […]

  2. UGHE’s Inaugural One Health Symposium Connects Previously Siloed Disciplines to Drive Collaboration

      Natural disasters, the rise of new zoonotic diseases, continuous population growth, threats to wildlife; our world shifts rapidly and each change produces ripple effects. As global health practitioners, it is imperative to understand these interconnected relationships–an approach known as One Health–to inform better and stronger health outcomes. In January, UGHE convened over 300 clinicians, […]

  3. Partners In Health CEO, Dr. Gary Gottlieb, addresses attendees at UGHE’s Butaro Campus Inauguration. Photo by Illume Creative Studio for UGHE.

    Dr. Gary Gottlieb: “The movement for global health equity has a new and most formidable arrow in its quiver.”

    On January 25, 2019, UGHE inaugurated its Butaro, Rwanda residential campus with a ceremonious Ribbon Cutting. The opening was attended by government officials including His Excellency, President Paul Kagame, leadership from Partners In Health and Inshuti Mu Buzima, thought partners from leading academic institutions, and donors and champions of the University. In his remarks to attendees, transcribed […]

  4. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho speaks at the campus inauguration ceremonies for the University of Global Health Equity in Butaro, northern Rwanda, on Jan. 25, 2019. Photo by Illume Creative Studio for UGHE

    Vice Chancellor Agnes Binagwaho to POLITICO: UGHE Aims to “Radically Change Education”

    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, recently told POLITICO that UGHE’s new campus in northern Rwanda reflects its “mission to radically change education” and build a 21st-century model for better health equity.   “Our vision is a world where every individual no matter where they are, who they are […]

  5. His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, and Partners In Health co-Founder Dr. Paul Farmer inaugurate UGHE’s Butaro Campus with a ceremonious ribbon cutting. Photo by Illume Creative Studio for UGHE

    Pioneering Health Sciences University Opens Permanent Campus in Rural Rwanda

    Butaro, Rwanda (January 25, 2019) – Amid a growing number of global health crises-from Ebola to rapidly rising cancer rates-and a shortage of health professionals disproportionately affecting the world’s poorest, Partners In Health and the Government of Rwanda gathered today to open the brand-new campus for a health sciences university in northern Rwanda. The 100-hectare, […]

  6. Workers lay foundations for UGHE’s staff, student, and faculty housing clusters in October 2017. Construction of the campus has created jobs for more than 1,500 people. More than 90 percent of the crew is local, reflecting the broad impacts that development of the campus is having on the Butaro community in northern Rwanda. Photo by James Martin for CNET.

    UGHE Campus Intertwined with Butaro Community

    Jean Claude Niyonzima laughed when asked about his average workday in recent weeks, as he helps prepare the University of Global Health Equity in northern Rwanda for the Jan. 25 inauguration of its new, permanent campus.  “Oh, my goodness,” said Niyonzima, UGHE’s 29-year-old facilities manager. “I’m moving all day.” His days start at 5 a.m. […]

  7. UGHE’s administration building casts a warm glow at twilight in January 2019, in Butaro, northern Rwanda, just days before the formal opening of the new campus. The three-story structure will house a dining hall and offices for faculty and staff. Photo by Emmanuel Kamanzi/UGHE

    UGHE’s New Campus a Beacon for a Brighter Future

    The University of Global Health Equity will be celebrating so much more than a new campus at its landmark Jan. 25 inauguration in northern Rwanda.  When leaders from  the Government of Rwanda, Partners In Health, international academic institutions and other global health organizations gather at UGHE’s brand-new cluster of sparkling white buildings, surrounded by the […]

  8. 2018-2019 Alumni Council
    Members of UGHE’s 2018-2019 Alumni Council meet with Cloe Liparini, Senior Advisor for Leadership Development Programs.

    Introducing UGHE’s 2018-2019 Alumni Council

    Over the past two years, UGHE’s growing Master of Science in Global Health Delivery alumni community has welcomed 37 global health leaders. Collectively, they represent the diversity in background, experiences, and perspectives that drive innovation. They hail from Burundi, Mexico, Rwanda, the United States, and beyond. They practice agriculture, education, finance, medicine, and veterinary medicine. They […]

  9. Dr. Richard Nduwayezu MGHD ‘19 (right) with Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization (left) at the Astana Global Conference on Primary Health Care. Photo courtesy of Dr. Richard Nduwayezu.

    Student Profile: Dr. Richard Nduwayezu MGHD ‘19

    In October 2018, members of the global health community gathered in Astana, Kazakhstan for the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, where the health sector renewed its commitment toward Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. The gathering marked the 40th anniversary of the historic Alma-Ata Declaration, a global agreement that expressed the need […]

  10. 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 […]