University Leadership:

University of Global Health Equity

Building on Partners in Health’s three decades of delivery experience, the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is an innovative university focused on the delivery of health care. 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 as faculty and students describe what makes the MGHD experience unique and how UGHE is harnessing the potential of young global health leaders in Rwanda and across the world.

Learn more about my role here

Watch a video on the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD)

Partners In Health

Partners In Health’s mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. PIH strives to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH works in many countries around the world including Rwanda, Haiti, Lesotho, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Kazakhstan, and the Navajo Nation.

More on PIH’s work here

Faculty Positions:

Harvard University Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine

The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine applies social science and humanities research to constantly improve the practice of medicine, the delivery of treatment, and the development of health care policies locally and worldwide. Major efforts include developing the science of global health delivery implementation; advancing equity in health care delivery; and educating students and researchers on biosocial determinants of disease, health care delivery, and responsible practice of medicine. The Department is the central structure to help organize global health activities, especially medical education experiences, at Harvard Medical School.

My Harvard Faculty Page

Harvard University Center of African Studies

The Harvard University Center for African Studies is a globally recognized, interdisciplinary body at Harvard University committed to broadening knowledge about Africa and African perspectives.

My Harvard Center of African Studies Page

Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice works to improve patient care by researching how health care systems are performing and using that information to develop new models for health care delivery and payment.

My Dartmouth Faculty Page

Board and Advisory Positions:

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

ICRW meets the world’s problems with proof by conducting pioneering research to illuminate the global understanding of why child marriage still happens, and how to prevent it. They have contributed to a deeper understanding of how men and women make decisions around sex and family planning and they have worked to improve conditions for women throughout a major corporate supply chain, from garment factory to retail floor.

To learn more about the center here.

Women Political Leaders (WPL)

This is a global network of women politicians. Their mission is to increase both the number and the influence of women in political leadership positions. They are women in political office – Presidents, Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliaments, Mayors.

WPL strives in all its activities to demonstrate the impact of more women in political leadership, for the global better. To accelerate, women need three things: communication, connection, community.

More on this group here

Independent Commission on Multilateral approaches to pandemics, security, pandemics, security and sustainable development (COMPASS)

Over the course of two years, the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) has analyzed the multilateral system through the lens of fifteen issue areas, and each was the focus of expert-level discussions and papers that received external input.

The ICM is chaired by former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, with former Indian ambassador to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri serving as the Secretary-General until April 2016. Ms. Barbara Gibson, a Canadian diplomat, served as Secretary-General until January 2017.

The work of the Commission has been conducted under the supervision of the chair and the co-chairs and supported by the International Peace Institute (IPI), a global think tank, which serves as the Secretariat.

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Plateforme de l’observatoire Africain de la Santé sur les systèmes et les politiques(AHOP)

La plateforme de l’Observatoire africain de la santé pour les systèmes et politiques de santé (AHOP) vise à faciliter l’apprentissage transnational et à accélérer l’adoption de données probantes et d’expériences de haute qualité qui reflètent la complexité et la diversité de la région. Cet effort d’application des connaissances contribuera à terme à renforcer la conception et la performance des systèmes de santé nationaux et régionaux.

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1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021)

The Africa CDC is organizing the first international conference on public health in Africa which was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic to December 2021. The focus will be COVID-19 response in Africa, an evaluation of the impact and adopting better health practice in Africa a year later.

More on the conference here and my role as Co-Chair of the conference organization here.

Cochrane Group 

The Cochrane community is an international network that uses high-quality information to help the health workforce make informed health decisions. The members come from 130 countries world-wide and are divided into several groups to improve health outcomes.

More on the work of Cochrane here, and I have joined the Advisory Group of Cochrane Convenes: Responding to global health crises.

The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation seeks to inspire and foster large-scale human impact that promotes the well-being of humanity throughout the world by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations.

More on the Foundation’s work here, learn about my role here

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THINK 20 – Research and policy advise network for G20

The T20 is an official Engagement Group of the G20, bringing together leading global think tanks and research centres. It serves as the ‘ideas bank’ of the G20 and aims at providing research-based policy recommendations to the G20 policymakers. 

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The Commonwealth Road Safety Initiative

The Commonwealth road safety initiative is developing a framework for road injury prevention in Commonwealth countries aiming to halve deaths and serious injuries from road crashes by 2030. The CRSI addresses the action needed to prevent a decade of predictable and preventable death and serious injury on the roads of Commonwealth countries.

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Joint Learning Initiative on Children and AIDS (LICA)

JLICA was a network of policy-makers, practitioners, community leaders, researchers, and people living with HIV that was launched in 2006 and worked for over two years to assess the vulnerability of children in an age of HIV/AIDS worldwide. It was co-chaired by Peter Bell and Dr. Agnes Binagwaho.

Read the publication here

Exchange of Knowledge and Best Practices

We need to create and use tools for networking to exchange knowledge and practices at all levels of the health sector. This is key to making decisions and accelerating progress in health and development. Click on links below to see various websites that support networking and knowledge exchange in the global health community.

Learn about my role here, read more about Global Health Delivery Online (GHDOnline)

Consortium of Universities for Global Health

CUGH supports academic institutions and partners to improve the wellbeing of people and the planet through education, research, service, and advocacy. As a member of the CUGH board of directors, I advise you to visit their website to learn more about the role of academic institutions to improve equitable health care delivery.

Learn more about my role here, Read more about CUGH

Wellcome Trust Global Monitor

The Wellcome Trust supports science to solve health care challenges around the world. In 2018, the Wellcome Global Monitor 2018 was published, this is an Africa toolkit showing how people in 40 African countries think and feel about science and healthcare. I advise you to visit their website and also read the Wellcome Global Monitor 2018.

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust Global Monitor 2018

International COVID-19 Data Research Alliance (ICODA)

The International COVID-19 Data Research Alliance acts as an accelerator on the uniting of and access to COVID-19 data internationally to enable discoveries that will improve people’s lives on every continent.  Our focus is to create resources that scientists around the world can leverage to lead their own projects for gaining insight on COVID-19.

Lean more about ICODA, learn about more about my role here, read about the Inaugural ICODA Forum

Africa Europe Strategy Group on Health

We believe an EU of partnership and solidarity matters, and we believe globalisation needs global rules to make it work for everyone. We think it’s time for a new 21st-century social contract based on peace, prosperity and sustainability. We support a multilateral world with cities, regions, states, supranational institutions, companies and citizens cooperating to solve common challenges, and we embrace European values and freedoms.

Learn about Africa Europe Strategy Group on Health, learn about my role here.

Health is a Basic Human Right

The Government of Rwanda considers health as a basic human right, and I’m proud to serve such a government. It is in this regard that I value the Health and Human Rights (HHR) Open Forum. I advise you to visit that website.

Health and Human Rights Open Forum

Educate a Woman is to Educate the Current and Next Generations

When women come together and convince people to make the world better, we all make progress. I advise you to visit the website of Disruptive Women in Health Care.

Learn more about Disruptive Women in Health Care here

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations/China Ministry of Science and Technology

CEPI is an innovative global partnership between public, private, philanthropic, and civil society organizations launched in Davos in 2017 to develop vaccines to stop future epidemics.

Learn more about CEPI, learn about my role here

Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries

The Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control (GTF.CCC) was an initiative promoted by the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and University of Washing School of Medicine.

The mandate of GTF.CCC was to design, promote and evaluate innovative, multi-stakeholder strategies for expanding access to cancer prevention, detection and care in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Working with local partners, the GTF.CCC participated in the design and implementation of innovative service delivery models to scale up access to cancer care and control (CCC), and to strengthen health systems in LMICs.

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International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering Clinical Engineering Division (IFMBE CED)

It is a global federation of Clinical Engineers and allied professionals dedicated to the advancement of safe and effective medical technology design, deployment and management programs. I joined the group as a collaborator member.

To learn about the federation here and my role here.

Cummings Foundation

The Cummings foundation invest in different Cummings family businesses and other charitable projects including in Rwanda, where the Foundation collaborates with Partners In Health and a limited number of other organizations to aid in that East African country’s post-genocide recovery and rebuilding

To learn more about the foundation here and my role here

Editorial Boards of scientific Journals:

Health and Human Rights Journal

Health and Human Rights is an international journal dedicated to scholarship and praxis that advance health as an issue of fundamental human rights and social justice. It seeks to provide a forum for academics, practitioners and activists from public health, human rights and related fields to explore how rights-based approaches to health can be implemented in practice. In doing so, it contributes to fostering a global movement for health and human rights.

Health and Human Rights Journal

Health Economics and Management Review

The Journal of Health Economics and Management Review promotes the development of scientific cooperation and international dissemination of theoretical and empirical research, as well as the best practices in the world to ensure the health care management and management of medical institutions, etc. in the context of globalization, greening, digitalization of social development.

Learn more about this journal. Learn about my role here

East African Health Research Journal

The East African Health Research Journal (EAHRJ) is a no-fee, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published at Established by the East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC) of the East African Community (EAC;, the primary aim of the journal is to present evidence that can be the basis for better health policy and practice in the countries of the EAC.

Learn about the EAHRJ, learn about my role here

Annals of Global Health Journal

It is a peer-reviewed, open access journal focused on global health. The journal’s mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge of global health. Its goals are improve the health and well-being of all people, advance health equity and promote wise stewardship of the earth’s environment.

Learn about this journal, and my role here

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

This bulletin is a fully open-access journal of public health with a special focus on low and middle-income countries. It was first published in 1948 and, since then, has sought to make its full contents as widely available as possible.

Learn about the Bulletin and my role here.

International Journal Of Health Policy And Management

International Journal of Health Policy and Management (IJHPM) is a monthly open access and peer-reviewed journal, which serves as an international and interdisciplinary setting for the dissemination of health policy and management research. It brings together individual specialties from different fields, notably health management, health policy, and health economics into a dynamic academic mix.

Learn about IJHPM, learn about my role here

Academies of Science:

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS)

The African Academy of Sciences aims to transform lives on the continent through science. AAS Fellows and Affiliates are distinguished researchers who represent the continent’s talent and promising men and women from across the globe. I encourage you to visit their website.

Read more about AAS here and learn about fellows here

The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries

TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease and poverty. From the start, the Academy had essential support from Italian scientists and political leaders.

Learn more about TWAS, learn about my role here

National Academy of Medicine, United States

The National Academy of Medicine aims to improve health for all by “advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally.”

Learn more about the National Academy of Science, its members and the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education I joined.