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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Board and Advisory Positions:
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 event here and my role is Co-Chair of the conference organization.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UNESCO Global Independent Expert Group on the Universities and the 2030 agenda
UNESCO has partnered with the University of Bergen as a part of the National Committee for the 2030 Agenda in Norway’s university sector (SDG Norway) to establish the Global Independent Expert Group on the Universities and the 2030 Agenda (EGU2030).
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.
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.
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 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.
East African Health Research Journal
The East African Health Research Journal (EAHRJ) is a no-fee, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published at http://www.eahealth.org. Established by the East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC) of the East African Community (EAC; http://www.eac.int), 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.
The BMJ is defined by its mission: to work towards a healthier world for all. We share that global endeavour with millions of readers working in clinical practice, research, education, government, and with patients and the public too.
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.
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.
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.
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.”