1. Paul Farmer MGHD Master Class
    Dr. Paul Farmer during a Master Class with the MGHD Class of 2017. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker.

    Paul Farmer Receives National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal

    WASHINGTON – The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2018 Public Welfare Medal to physician, anthropologist, and humanitarian Paul Farmer for “pioneering enduring, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings in the U.S. and other countries.”  The medal is the Academy’s most prestigious award, established in 1914 and presented annually to […]

  2. Progress Continues on UGHE’s First Residential Campus

    In December 2016, the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) commenced construction on phase one of the Butaro Campus in northern Rwanda. Below, Director of Campus Development, Emmanuel Kamanzi, shares his update on a year of impressive progress in realizing phase one of UGHE’s first residential campus. “Every single minute of delay means the loss […]

  3. A community health worker walks students through her toolbox of patient logs, health assessments, and treatments.
    Members of UGHE’s 360 Leadership Program meet with a community health worker, Judith, in her house as she walks participants through her toolbox of patient logs, health assessments, and treatments. The field visit aimed to help participants better understand delivery of care through the eyes of a community health worker.

    A Formula For Health Equity

    Imagine a country where some 90% of the population is covered by health insurance, more than 90% of those with HIV are on a consistent drug regime, and 93% of children are vaccinated against common communicable diseases including HPV. Where would you guess this enchanted land of medical equity is? Scandinavia? Costa Rica? Narnia? Try […]

  4. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho during a visit to Butaro District Hospital in January 2016. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Agnes Binagwaho Is A Doctor With ‘Sassitude’

    Years before she became the health minister of Rwanda, Agnès Binagwaho tried to lock a fellow pediatrician in a hospital room. She saw a doctor in an examining room with a mother who held her sick daughter in her arms. And he was asleep. Binagwaho was appalled. She examined the girl herself in a separate […]

  5. Students and staff of UGHE listen as camp personnel give an overview of Mahama Refugee Camp.
    Students and staff of UGHE listen as camp personnel give an overview of Mahama Refugee Camp. Photo by Danny Kamanzi for UGHE.

    UGHE Students Visit Mahama Refugee Camp

    Orderly lines of homes and shelters stretch far down crowded, uniform roads at Mahama Refugee Camp in southeastern Rwanda, where more than 55,000 people have arrived since 2015 after fleeing political unrest and violence in Burundi. The turmoil has displaced more than 400,000 Burundians across Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, […]

  6. Photo of Sarah Trent, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Jarrett Collins and Injonge Karangwa at the NAM induction
    From left to right: Academic Director Sarah Trent, Vice Chancellor Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Director of University Operations Jarrett Collins, and daughter of Dr. Binagwaho and MGHD Class of 2018 student Injonge Karangwa. Photo from Sarah Trent.

    Vice Chancellor Agnes Binagwaho Inducted to the National Academy of Medicine

    Washington, D.C. (October 14, 2017) — Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), former Minister of Health of Rwanda and global health champion Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD has been inducted to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), an esteemed society of over two thousand distinguished contributors to the advancement of health […]

  7. MGHD students Marcella Canelo & Angeline Mumararungu
    MGHD students at work with Gardens for Health International. Left: Marcella Canelo. Photo her own. Right: Dr. Angeline Mumararungu. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Managing the Complexities of Food Security Among Refugees

    October 16, marks World Food Day (WFD), an international event hosted by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to commemorate FAO’s initiation in 1945. In the seventy-two years since, FAO has worked in partnership with countless local and international organizations to end hunger worldwide. This year for WFD, we highlight the work of […]

  8. MGHD Class of 2019
    Students in the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2019 pose for a class photo during their week-long intensive in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. Photo by Amani Hatangimana for UGHE.

    UGHE Welcomes Third MGHD Cohort

    With pen and paper in hand, several UGHE students, faculty, and staff walked toward a house in a small village on the outskirts of Rwinkwavu in Rwanda’s Eastern Province. Like students across the globe, those in UGHE’s Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) program were beginning their first week of classes for the […]

  9. Photo by James Martin of UGHE campus construction in Butaro.
    Construction of UGHE’s first permanent campus in Butaro. Photo by James Martin for CNET.

    Drones, Sun – and a Strong Will – Elevate Rwanda’s Health Care

    At one time, the only way to get from Kintobo to the hospital was by foot. The small village lies 7,700 feet up a steep, green mountain in Rwanda’s remote Western Province. People suffering from tropical illnesses like malaria, dengue fever and tuberculosis trekked two hours down the mountain slope to reach the closest doctors. Parents […]

  10. Dr. Amuguni leads MGHD Class of 2017 students in an exercise during their September 2015 intensive.
    Dr. Amuguni leads MGHD Class of 2017 students in an exercise during their September 2015 intensive. Photo by Manzi Fabrice for UGHE.

    Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Hellen Amuguni

    From an early age, Dr. Hellen Amuguni believed that her commitment to helping people and communities would lead to a career in social work. Raised in a family of medical professionals in Kenya, she was pushed instead towards medicine. ”In my family, my dad was the decision-maker. [For him] there were three honorable professions: medical […]