Dr. Agnes Binagwaho: Transformative Leadership in Rwanda - A New University Model for Equity

Friday, November 10, 2017

12:30 pm

Lecture Hall G102 (Rachleff Classroom), Gunn Building, Knight Management Center

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Co-sponsored by Stanford Seed and the Stanford GSB Healthcare Club.

Join us for a conversation with Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD, Rwanda’s longest-serving Minister of Health, known for leading a remarkable transformation in Rwanda’s health sector. She is currently Vice Chancellor for the University of Global Health Equity, a new university based in Rwanda that is building the next generation of global health professionals—doctors, nurses, researchers, and public health and policy experts—into leaders and changemakers who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. 

Prof. Binagwaho is a Rwandan pediatrician who completed her MD at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and her MA in Pediatrics MA at the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Dartmouth College and earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics.

She worked 20 years in the public health sector in Rwanda and has held an array of leadership and advisory positions on national and international scale. From 2002-2016, she served the Rwandan Health Sector in high-level government positions, first as the Executive Secretary of Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission, then as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and then five years as Minister of Health. She is currently 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’s Geisel School of Medicine. Prof. Binagwaho was named Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in 2017.

The conversation is part of "Conversations in Global Health," a quarterly seminar series presented by Stanford Global Health and facilitated by Paul Costello, Stanford Medicine chief communications officer. This seminar is co-sponsored by Stanford Seed and the Stanford GSB Healthcare Club.

Friday, November 10, 2017
12:30 pm – 01:30 pm
Lecture Hall G102 (Rachleff Classroom), Gunn Building, Knight Management Center

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