1. Video: #AskAnExpert Q&A with UGHE Dean Prof. Abebe Bekele

    As a disease affecting the world globally, news sources are saturated with coronavirus updates. But what can we trust? This is why UGHE brings you #AskAnExpert, a feature that gets your burning questions on COVID-19 answered, with a variety of different specialists from the UGHE network.  Featured first is UGHE’s Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic […]

  2. Students and faculty at UGHE are learning to adjust to remote learning amidst the COVID-19 lockdown in Rwanda. Pictured: Dr. Agazi Gebreselassie, MGHD ’20.

    Health Ed in a Health Crisis: How UGHE is continuing to provide critical training to students in the midst of a pandemic.

    It’s a strange time for global education. One of empty classrooms, and quiet school halls. In the face of the pandemic, institutions globally have been grappling with widespread school closures, and teachers everywhere coming to terms with a new era of remote teaching. The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is one such institution faced […]

  3. Devex Editor-in-Chief Interviews UGHE Vice Chancellor on COVID-19 in Africa

    Raj Kumar, President & Editor-in-Chief of Devex, recently conducted an interview with UGHE Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho over Zoom regarding COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on Africa and the Global South at large. The interview was part of a series being conducted by Devex featuring various global health experts discussing current events related […]

  4. Prof. Abebe Bekele to Project Syndicate: The only way to build a safer post-COVID world is to ensure that Africa is not left behind.

    In a recent op-ed published in Project Syndicate, UGHE Dean of the School of Medicine Prof. Abebe Bekele argued that global leadership must be united in order to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in countries with weaker health systems and social safety nets.  “Although COVID-19 does not affect all equally, it does confirm the axiom […]

  5. World Malaria Day: How Participants from UGHE’s GHDLP Program are Finding Ways to Fight this Deadly Disease

    Back in February and ahead of country-wide lockdown in Rwanda, UGHE welcomed its first-ever Francophone cohort to Butaro Campus for the Global Health Delivery Leadership Program (GHDLP). Participants of this program hailed from seven different Francophone African countries – Congo, Mali, Niger, Central African Republic, Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Chad – and comprised of mid-to senior-level health […]

  6. UGHE Student Services Coordinator, Theogene Ngirinshuti, lights a candle on Butaro Campus to remember the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

    UGHE Commemorates 26th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi

    On April 7th, UGHE observed Kwibuka26, the 26th annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi that took place in Rwanda. Kwibuka, which means “to remember” in Kinyarwanda, takes place for 100 days and calls on the world to stand and commemorate more than 1 million deaths. The theme of the week is; Remember, […]

  7. As part of the Kwibuka26 Commemoration activities on Butaro Campus, Orietta Agasaro writes a message of hope to survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, as well as those who lost loved ones during this time.

    Kwibuka26: A Reflection by UGHE Student, Orietta Agasaro, MGHD ’20

    When I think about what Rwanda has surmounted in the last 26 years, I’m reminded of a proverb by Charles Dickens’; “ I see a beautiful city and a beautiful people rising from this abyss. I see the life for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy.” I, like many others […]

  8. Bella Twizerimana has managed the University of Global Health Equity kitchen for more than a year and employs nearly 70 people on campus, bringing an ethic of local foods and supporting sustainable agriculture in the northern Rwanda community of Butaro.

    UGHE Kitchen Manager Merges Culinary Arts with Sustainable Agriculture

    On a sunny day in early February, three hours from Kigali and atop a remote hill hugging the Ugandan border, a small kitchen is having a big impact on agriculture and sustainability in the surrounding community.  The kitchen is a campus hub at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), a Partners In Health initiative […]

  9. Nicole Jabo, MGHD ’19 and UGHE One Health Research Assistant (right), and a colleague collaborating as part of the contact-tracing unit at Rwanda Biomedical Centre. Photo by Rwanda Biomedical Centre.

    Phone the Frontline: Nicole Jabo, UGHE Alumni and One Health Research Assistant shares her experiences working in one of Rwanda’s COVID-19 Frontline Facilities

    We live in a new normal. One of masks and gloves, and silence on the streets. Even with its comparatively small numbers of infected patients, Rwanda has enforced robust prevention measures against COVID-19, and it did so early. Bars and restaurants lie closed and quiet, its borders closed, and places of worship empty. The overriding […]

  10. A Message from Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho Regarding COVID-19

    Dear Readers,  I hope you and your families are safe and well.  Around the world we are facing unprecedented times. COVID-19 is a global health emergency and a massive threat to the communities we serve and teach. Isolated and working on from home, I have watched on television some leaders respond to this global crisis, […]