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  1. 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 […]

  2. UGHE Introduces Innovative Anatomage Table. Photo by Nick Carney for UGHE
    UGHE introduces the innnovative Anatomage Table to its medical students. Photo by Nick Carney for UGHE

    UGHE Introduces World-Leading Anatomage Table to Medical School

    Students at the University of Global Health Equity will begin their science classes this year with a new tool that is revolutionizing the way medical students study the human body. The university has introduced the world’s most advanced anatomy visualization system, the Anatomage Table, to its medical school in Butaro, Rwanda. The Silicon Valley device […]

  3. Hamwe Festival

    UGHE to Host Inaugural Hamwe Festival to Celebrate Creative Industries in Global Health

    From November 8th to the 13th, the University of Global Health Equity will host the inaugural edition of Hamwe Festival in Kigali, Rwanda. The annual event will celebrate and encourage the contributions of the creative industries in the global health field.  Hamwe, which means “together” or “unity” in Kinyarwanda, is the result of the collaboration […]

  4. Prof. Abebe Bekele: Social Justice Must Be the Foundation of Medical Education

    Recently, Stanley Goldfarb from the University of Pennsylvania penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Take Two Aspirins and Call Me By My Pronouns.” In this article, the author challenges the recent changes in medical education curriculum calling for a greater emphasis on social justice. Goldfarb asserts that this new model of education […]

  5. UGHE Campus Shot by Drone
    UGHE’s campus in Butaro, Rwanda as seen from the sky. Photo by CHARIS Rwanda for UGHE.

    Vice Chancellor Agnes Binagwaho to Devex: UGHE is a “Medical School for the Future that Africa Needs”

    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of UGHE, and research associate Miriam Frisch recently published an op-ed in Devex discussing UGHE’s innovative philosophy of education and its potential to serve as a model for the future of health education in Africa and the developing world. “In Rwanda and across the continent, we need clinicians who are […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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, […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]