1. Workers lay foundations for UGHE’s staff, student, and faculty housing clusters in October 2017. Construction of the campus has created jobs for more than 1,500 people. More than 90 percent of the crew is local, reflecting the broad impacts that development of the campus is having on the Butaro community in northern Rwanda. Photo by James Martin for CNET.

    UGHE Campus Intertwined with Butaro Community

    Jean Claude Niyonzima laughed when asked about his average workday in recent weeks, as he helps prepare the University of Global Health Equity in northern Rwanda for the Jan. 25 inauguration of its new, permanent campus.  “Oh, my goodness,” said Niyonzima, UGHE’s 29-year-old facilities manager. “I’m moving all day.” His days start at 5 a.m. […]

  2. UGHE’s administration building casts a warm glow at twilight in January 2019, in Butaro, northern Rwanda, just days before the formal opening of the new campus. The three-story structure will house a dining hall and offices for faculty and staff. Photo by Emmanuel Kamanzi/UGHE

    UGHE’s New Campus a Beacon for a Brighter Future

    The University of Global Health Equity will be celebrating so much more than a new campus at its landmark Jan. 25 inauguration in northern Rwanda.  When leaders from  the Government of Rwanda, Partners In Health, international academic institutions and other global health organizations gather at UGHE’s brand-new cluster of sparkling white buildings, surrounded by the […]

  3. 2018-2019 Alumni Council
    Members of UGHE’s 2018-2019 Alumni Council meet with Cloe Liparini, Senior Advisor for Leadership Development Programs.

    Introducing UGHE’s 2018-2019 Alumni Council

    Over the past two years, UGHE’s growing Master of Science in Global Health Delivery alumni community has welcomed 37 global health leaders. Collectively, they represent the diversity in background, experiences, and perspectives that drive innovation. They hail from Burundi, Mexico, Rwanda, the United States, and beyond. They practice agriculture, education, finance, medicine, and veterinary medicine. They […]

  4. Dr. Richard Nduwayezu MGHD ‘19 (right) with Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization (left) at the Astana Global Conference on Primary Health Care. Photo courtesy of Dr. Richard Nduwayezu.

    Student Profile: Dr. Richard Nduwayezu MGHD ‘19

    In October 2018, members of the global health community gathered in Astana, Kazakhstan for the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, where the health sector renewed its commitment toward Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. The gathering marked the 40th anniversary of the historic Alma-Ata Declaration, a global agreement that expressed the need […]

  5. UGHE Celebrates One Health Day With Public Lecture by Gorilla Doctors

    “Should the world switch to a plant-based diet?” a moderator asked the crowd, prompting a set of debaters to begin preparing their arguments. What followed was a friendly dialogue pitting the impact of a nutritionally-balanced diet against the environmental effects of meat production– the first of several debate topics curated to raise awareness of One […]

  6. Rooted in the Details: The Origin Story of Butaro’s Future Furniture

    With all eyes locked intently on UGHE’s contemporary, Imigongo-adorned buildings popping up across 5,000 sq. meters of Butaro, Rwanda’s hills, it’s easy to overlook some of the details that go into bringing a University to life. From office cubicles to bed frames and desks, wood is ubiquitous in our everyday lives and essential to cultivating […]

  7. Improving Equity in Health Leadership

    Women are disproportionately affected by the burden of disease, comprising of almost 75 percent of the health workforce in most countries, and making up the majority of global health students worldwide, yet they are still grossly underrepresented in positions of leadership among global health organizations. Gender-based challenges, including mental, sexual, physical, and reproductive health, are […]

  8. Anne-Marie Nyiranshimiyimana
    Anne Marie Nyiranshimiyimana works on the Butaro Campus construction site. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Kankwanzi: How One Woman’s Tenacity has Empowered Others

    When Anne Marie Nyiranshimiyimana first began working as a mason, she was met with staunch criticism. “They told me, ‘No woman builds, no woman climbs.’ They told me, ‘Women can’t do a lot of things,’ ” Anne Marie explains. Despite this resistance, Anne Marie persevered and is now one of 200 female employees building UGHE’s […]

  9. Rwanda’s Tradition Comes to Life on UGHE’s Butaro Campus

    In the northern province of Rwanda, six buildings sit against the rich tapestry of Rwanda’s terraced hills. Butaro District Hospital can be seen across the valley and, on a clear day, Mt. Muhabura is visible in the distance. The picturesque setting is home to UGHE, where Rwanda’s diverse landscapes and deep-rooted traditions meet state-of-the-art classrooms. […]

  10. Fellows from the inaugural Tufts-UGHE One Health Fellowship pose for a photo during their workshops at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Photo by Anna Miller/Tufts University

    Tufts University and UGHE Partner to Advance One Health Education Across the Globe

    Recent health epidemics speak clearly to the need for health professionals with an understanding of more than just a focus on human health. From Ebola in 2014 to recent outbreaks of Zika and cholera, emerging threats of disease continue to exploit fragile health systems. Combatting these epidemics requires a cadre of multidisciplinary professionals, trained in […]