A Paradigm Shift in Global Health Partnerships: Rwanda's Human Resources for Health Program

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

75 Francis Street, Boston, MA

We are delighted to announce a joint presentation by Minister of Health of Rwanda, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, and the President of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Betsy Nabel, to the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-affiliated communities. Drs. Binagwaho and Nabel will be talking about the Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program, and the critical partnership provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and other Harvard-affiliated academic institutions.

 

The HRH program is an ambitious 7-year-long program of the Rwanda Ministry of Health, funded by the US Government and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, that engages US Academic Medical Centers and Universities in strengthening Rwanda's health professional education infrastructure. Simultaneously, the HRH Program offers to the participating academic institutions an unprecedented opportunity to engage in global health activities and as a result strengthen global health platforms in the US.

 

Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda | Dr. Betsy Nabel, President of Brigham and Women's Hospital

"A Paradigm Shift in Global Health Partnerships: Rwanda's Human Resources for Health Program"

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Bornstein Amphitheatre 

Brigham and Women's Hospital

75 Francis Street, Boston, MA

Brief Bio

Dr. Agnes Binagwaho is a pediatrician and has served as Minister of Health of Rwanda since 2011. After practicing medicine for over 15 years, Dr. Binagwaho joined the National AIDS Control Commission as Executive Secretary in 2002, after which she served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Binagwaho is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She chairs the Rwanda Pediatric Society and is a member of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries. She serves on the Lancet commissions for Women and Health, and Investing in Health, and has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Binagwaho received an Honorary Doctorate of Sciences from Dartmouth College in 2010, and is presently pursuing her Ph.D. at the National University of Rwanda.

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