1. Dr. Peter Drobac and representatives of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Inshuti Mu Buzima, and MASS Design Group.
    Dr. Peter Drobac (right), the executive director of UGHE, shares architectural renderings of the campus with representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Inshuti Mu Buzima, and MASS Design Group. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE

    Construction Begins on University in Rwanda

    Earlier this month, Partners In Health began construction on a 250-acre campus for the University of Global Health Equity. When complete in 2018, classrooms, administrative buildings, a library, and dorms will drape a picturesque hill in the Burera District of northern Rwanda. The structures, the first of two UGHE campuses planned in the region, will house […]

  2. Peter Drobac, MD, MPH, and Christian Rusangwa, MD
    Executive Director of UGHE, Peter Drobac, MD, MPH, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Inshuti Mu Buzima, Christian Rusangwa, MD. Photo by: Zacharias Abubeker

    Medical Education and Global Health Equity

    Recent efforts to expand medical training in resource-constrained settings are laudable, but change that transforms health systems will require new educational approaches. Today’s physician-leaders need to leverage clinical and global health knowledge with a nuanced understanding of the social forces that impact health, the ability to marshal political will, and the capacity to manage dynamic […]

  3. VIDEO: Faculty and Students Describe The MGHD Experience

    Launched in 2015, the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) is the University of Global Health Equity’s (UGHE) flagship academic program. By redefining the movement for health equity and challenging students to not only create, but to demand, sustainable solutions for service delivery, UGHE is building a new generation of health leaders. Watch […]

  4. MGHD Students
    MGHD students began their second semester with a weeklong intensive.

    MGHD Program Begins Second Semester

    Rwinkwavu, Rwanda – The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) recently began its second semester, welcoming back students, global health care experts, leading educators, and funding partners to a week of classes in its Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) program. UGHE is the first university in the world focused on the equitable […]

  5. Photo of Paul Farmer speaking
    Paul Farmer, the co-founder of Partners In Health. Photo by: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

    How to Prevent the Next Epidemic

    Exactly a year ago, America was gripped by a panic it had never known: “Fearbola.” As the deadly Ebola virus snaked through West Africa, reaching epidemic proportions for the first time and killing thousands, Americans were infected with a violent worry about an outbreak on our shores — even though an Ebola flare-up was highly unlikely […]

  6. Photo of Paul Farmer speaking
    Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health. Photo by: Isaac Hernandez / Direct Relief / CC BY-NC-ND

    Paul Farmer’s ‘lifelong dream’

    When physician, anthropologist and global health entrepreneur Paul Farmer describes something as “the only terminus” of “a lifelong dream,” that’s a cue to start paying attention. This week 27 students opened the school year as the inaugural class of master’s degree candidates at the University of Global Health Equity in Kigali, Rwanda, a new university […]

  7. Photo of UGHE Inaugural Celebration
    Photo by Sharon Kantegwa / New Times

    Rwandan Officials Inaugurate UGHE

    Newly-opened University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Rwanda is expected to integrate development strategies into the health sector. Owned by Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organisation, the university was officially inaugurated at a function in Kigali on Saturday with 26 students admitted for the inaugural master of science in global health delivery (MGHD) […]

  8. Drawing of campus
    Butaro Campus Master Plan Rendering, UGHE Master Plan, Shepley Bulfinch 2014

    PIH Launches University in Rwanda

    Partners In Health is launching a new initiative in Rwanda—the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE). A different kind of university, UGHE will harness the best ideas in higher education and integrate cutting-edge technology platforms with immersion in complex health care delivery systems. Owned and operated by PIH, UGHE is a private institution that will […]