1. Professor Abebe Bekele, MD, FCS, is UGHE’s founding Dean of Health Sciences. Photo by Danny Kamanzi for UGHE.

    Q&A with Dean Abebe Bekele

    Abebe Bekele, MD, FCS, former Dean of the School of Medicine at Addis Ababa University and CEO of Tikur Anbessa Hospital, has been appointed the University’s founding Dean of Health Sciences. Professor Bekele is a well-known and highly regarded cardiothoracic and general surgeon, university professor, researcher, leader, and an advocate of Global Safe Surgery and […]

  2. Dieudonne Hakizimana '17
    Dieudonne Hakizimana, an alumni from the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2017, receives his diploma from Partners In Health CEO Dr. Gary Gottlieb. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Alumni Profile: Dieudonne Hakizimana ‘17

    Dieudonne Hakizimana ‘17, was a student in UGHE’s pioneering cohort of Master of Science in Global Health Delivery candidates. In addition to the MGHD, Dieudonne holds a master’s degree from the University of Rwanda, and a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom. His 10 years of experience in […]

  3. Professor Abebe Bekele
    Professor Abebe Bekele attends the Commencement ceremony for the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo by Jean Christophe Kitoko for UGHE.

    Professor Abebe Bekele Appointed Founding Dean

    Kigali, Rwanda (August 15, 2018)—The University of Global Health Equity  is pleased to announce that Abebe Bekele, MD, FCS, former Dean of the School of Medicine at Addis Ababa University and CEO of Tikur Anbessa Hospital, has been appointed the University’s founding Dean of Health Sciences. “We are thrilled to have such an accomplished professor […]

  4. Agnes Binagwaho
    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho meets with Butaro sector community health workers. Photo by Neha Shah for UGHE.

    Bill Gates’s Heroes in the Field: Dr. Agnes Binagwaho

    In 1994, Rwanda was torn apart by a brutal genocide that killed nearly one million people. Its economy and health system were in ruins. Many of the country’s doctors and health workers had been killed or fled. Fewer than one in four children were vaccinated. A cholera epidemic swept through refugee camps. It had the […]

  5. Crispin Gishoma delivers his speech at UGHE’s MGHD Class of 2018 Commencement. Photo by Jean Christophe Kitoko for UGHE.

    A Renewed Commitment to Global Health

    Growing up in Kigali, Rwanda, Crispin Gishoma wondered which of the three respected professions in his community he would become: a teacher, doctor, or priest. The question took on new urgency after the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis.  “Because Rwanda was suffering right after the genocide,” Crispin said, “I wanted to help a big number […]

  6. Dr. Roger Glass
    Dr. Roger Glass addresses graduates in the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2018. Photo by Jean Christophe Kitoko for UGHE.

    “Think big, embrace research, and be tenacious.” Dr. Roger Glass to the MGHD Class of 2018

    On June 3, 2018, UGHE celebrated the Commencement of the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2018. Throughout the event, Rwanda’s Honorable Minister of Education and distinguished leaders in global health and academia celebrated the achievements of the graduates as they ushered them into their next role–global health leaders. In his Commencement […]

  7. Student Profiles: Dr. Arlene Nishimwe ’19

    Dr. Arlene Nishimwe was just nine years old when her family moved to Rwanda. Born in Burundi, Arlene’s childhood was split between two countries, an upbringing in which she takes immense pride. Along the way, Arlene has witnessed inequities that have driven her to pursue a career in medicine and a Master of Science in […]

  8. Ms. Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,
    Ms. Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, facilitates a Master Class on inspired leadership during the launch of EPI LAMP. Photo by Cecille Joan Avila for UGHE.

    New Management Training for Immunization Leaders Kicks-off in Kigali

    KIGALI, May 7, 2018 – Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI), the Rwanda-based University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), PATH, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have joined forces to strengthen national leadership and management of immunization programs in Gavi-supported countries. The Expanded Programme on Immunisation Leadership and Management Programme (EPI LAMP) is an innovative management […]

  9. From left to right: Josee Uwamariya, Jehoshaphat Muzungu, Crispin Gishoma, Grace Dugan, and Injonge Karangwa, all students in the MGHD Class of 2018, participate in group work during their May 2017 weekend intensive. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Practical Experience Beyond the Classroom

    Students in the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) program are required to complete a Mentored Practicum where they apply their new knowledge of health care delivery to solve problems in their workplace and community. Throughout the duration of each project, MGHD students work with strategic and technical advisors to refine their research […]

  10. NIH’s Dr. Roger Glass Named UGHE’s 2018 Commencement Speaker

    Kigali, Rwanda (March 28, 2018)— Roger I. Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center (FIC), will be the keynote speaker for the University of Global Health Equity’s (UGHE) Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) Class of 2018 Commencement ceremony. “Dr. Glass has demonstrated incredible drive throughout his […]