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Agnes Binagwaho on Reimagining Global Health Equity in Rwanda

Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor at the University of Global Health Equity, joined the Council to share the lessons that can be learned from Rwanda to inform global health equity.
Brian Hanson
Agnes Binagwaho
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About This Event

Following the Rwandan genocide in 1994, the country was left in disarray with an economy, healthcare, and education system in shambles. Over the past 20+ years, Agnes Binagwaho has been an essential participant in rebuilding Rwanda's health system by prioritizing investments in public health and social welfare and working to create an equitable health system for all its citizens. The Rwandan Ministry of Health, Partners in Health, and the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) are working to make Rwanda a leading country in health equity. What lessons can we learn from Rwanda to inform global health equity and delivery in other countries and regions?

About the Speakers
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson
Agnes Binagwaho
Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity
Agnes Binagwaho is a pediatrician, vice chancellor, and professor of pediatrics at the University of Global Health Equity, a senior lecturer in the department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an adjunct clinical professor of pediatrics at Dartmouth. She also serves as a senior advisor to the director general of the World Health Organization.