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  1. A village in Mahama Refugee Camp in Kirehe, Rwanda, where U.N. agencies, NGO project partners and the Government of Rwanda work to ensure that 51,000 Burundian refugees are able to live with dignity. Photo by Sarah Trent/UGHE

    Reflections From Mahama Refugee Camp

    On November 5, 2016, students in the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) Class of 2018 participated in a field visit to Mahama Refugee Camp. Below is a shared reflection from Professor of the Practice of Global Health Delivery, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, and Teaching and Learning Officer, Jenae Logan, MSc., on the valuable […]

  2. Leadership and Management 2016
    Laurette Mushimiyimana, Cloe Liparini, Christian Mazimpaka, and Maguy Mbabazi during the April Leadership & Management course. Photo by Franz Stapelberg for UGHE

    Leading the Pack

    World-class health care delivery requires that practitioners possess the breadth of skills necessary to manage programs, but also the skills to inspire others through their leadership. University of Global Health Equity’s (UGHE) flagship academic program, the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD), teaches students to do just that. A year after its launch […]

  3. Alex Coutinho: Faculty Spotlight
    Dr. Alex Coutinho speaks with an MGHD student after class at the Rwinkwavu Center for Training and Operational Research in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. Photo by Franz Stapelberg for UGHE

    Faculty Spotlight: Alex Coutinho, MD, MPH, MS

    Dr. Alex Coutinho embodies both the mission of Partners In Health (PIH) and the organizations with which he has worked: a deep commitment to ensuring that the world’s poor and vulnerable have access to quality health services. Among the first physicians to identify HIV in Uganda, Alex was a pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS […]

  4. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho
    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, professor of the Practice of Global Health Delivery, meets with representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Photo by Zacharias Abubekar for UGHE

    University of Global Health Equity Welcomes International Students and Faculty

    Rwinkwavu, Rwanda – University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) begins its second academic year, welcoming new students from around the world and adding a recognized global health leader to its faculty. UGHE is a new health sciences university that trains emerging health leaders to deliver effective and equitable health care. Its flagship academic program, the […]

  5. Dr. Eugene Tuyishime
    Dr. Eugene Tuyishime (left), a student in the MGHD Class of 2017, participates in a group discussion. Photo by Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE.

    Student Profiles: Dr. Eugene Tuyishime ’17

    Upon completion of his residency at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, Dr. Eugene Tuyishime will be one of only 14 physician anesthesiologists in Rwanda who serve a population of over 12.6 million people. Proper anesthesia care is a vital component of life-saving and life-improving surgeries, yet it remains a barrier for many. Complex challenges including […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]