1. Students eat lunch together at UGHE’s Butaro campus while maintaining distance to comply with COVID-19 campus safety protocol.

    #LionsStayHome: Perspectives from Butaro during COVID-19

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UGHE has implemented measures on its Butaro campus to prevent coronavirus transmission amongst the nearly 100 students, staff, and faculty residing on campus. We spoke with members of our community currently living on campus to hear their thoughts on what campus life is like during this time, how the […]

  2. Tsion Yohannes Waka, Chair of the UGHE Center for Gender Equity, alongside fellow members of the inaugural SOAR Fellows Class of 2020 at the Aspen Institute.

    UGHE’s Tsion Yohannes Waka Selected to Join Women Leaders from US, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Haiti in Aspen Institute SOAR Fellowship Devoted to Improving Lives of Women and Girls

    Tsion Yohannes, Chair of UGHE’s new Center for Gender Equity, was elected to join the Aspen Institute’s first-ever fellowship of all women leaders dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls globally. The inaugural class of 12 barrier breakers and society shapers is committed to pursuing bold change on a host of issues and […]

  3. Dr. Ursin Bayisenge (left) represented UGHE at the WHO-led initiative in Dar es Salaam.

    Dr. Ursin Bayisenge, MGHD ’19, attends WHO-endorsed youth-led initiative in Tanzania to combat NTDs and reach SDGs.

    Last month saw young representatives hailing from more than 13 countries arrive in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for the High-level briefing and Launch of Youth To Combat NTDs, a youth-led initiative, spearheaded by Uniting to Combat NTDs and Future Africa Forum, that seeks to empower, engage, and support young people in their efforts to combat NTDs. Representing Rwanda, was UGHE’s own […]

  4. Tsion Yohannes speaks to the WLGH19 audience. Tsion was the Chief Conference Organizer for the 2019 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, at which the Center for Gender Equity was first launched.

    “Gender cross-cuts everything”: Tsion Yohannes, Chair of the UGHE Center for Gender Equity

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently released the 2020 Global Gender Gap report, tracking the gender parity scores across 149 countries. Top of the list there were the expected Nordic frontrunners, Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden, who have closed their respective gender gaps by at least 80%. One sub-Saharan African country made the top ten […]

  5. Video: UGHE Celebrates International Women’s Day

    This International Women’s Day, UGHE is envisioning an equal world for women and girls. Watch the video below and learn more about the #EachForEqual campaign at the official International Women’s Day website.

  6. UGHE Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho speaks to the TED Women audience about how Rwanda is empowering women to build a better society. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED

    Prof. Agnes Binagwaho Speaks at TED Women Conference

    ‘The strength of women continues to inspire me’, says Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, at TED Women conference ahead of International Women’s Day. Ahead of International Women’s Day 2020, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), represented UGHE at the TED Women […]

  7. Executive Education Participants Share Highlights of First Francophone Global Health Delivery Leadership Program

    English: UGHE were proud to open their doors to the first-ever Francophone cohort for the Global Health Delivery Leadership Program. Hailing from seven different Francophone African countries – Congo, Mali, Niger, Central African Republic and Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Chad – participants comprised of mid-to senior-level health system leaders from governmental,  non-governmental and civil society organizations looking to […]

  8. Students from UGHE and G.S. Runaba Secondary School joined for a day of scientific experiments at UGHE’s campus in Butaro.

    UGHE Hosts Butaro Students on Campus for Science Day

    On February 26th, 2020, UGHE hosted students from G.S. Runaba Secondary School in Butaro for UGHE’s first Science Day. Hosted by the Department for Community Health and Social Medicine and facilitated by MGHD students, the day saw students from G.S. Runaba learning about various science topics such as lung capacity, electrolysis, diffusion, and more. See […]

  9. Participants from seven French-speaking nations gathered in Butaro, Rwanda to develop their skills as global health leaders.

    UGHE Launches First-Ever Francophone Global Health Delivery Leadership Program

    Last week, UGHE saw 30 students from a diverse cross-section of African countries pass through its doors for an intensive two-week training on leadership, management, and case-based learning. There was nothing particularly unusual about the influx of Executive Education students on campus; since 2016, in collaboration with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and […]

  10. UGHE Dean Prof. Abebe Bekele and Vice Chancellor Prof. Agnes Binagwaho welcomed the first class of medical students to UGHE this year.

    UGHE Dean Abebe Bekele: Medical Education in Rwanda Part of “Bold Step” Needed to Curb Africa’s Cancer Crisis

    There are nearly 1 million new cancer cases and more than 500,000 cancer-related deaths in Africa per year, and these totals are projected to double by 2040. Training the next generation of health leaders to counter this rise is of critical importance. Increasingly, we see a need for cancer education that explores both the prevention measures and social determinants of this highly treatable, but highly […]