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"Post COVID-19 Needs New Partnerships to Promote Global Health Equity" - IGH Seminar Featuring Northwestern Honorary Degree Recipient, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho​

When: Thursday, June 8, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Meg Kennedy   (312) 503-9000

Group: Havey Institute for Global Health

Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


Please join us for our June Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health Seminar, which will be a special in-person event featuring Northwestern Honorary Degree Recipient, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, retired Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda.

"Post COVID-19 Needs New Partnerships to Promote Global Health Equity"

About our speaker:

Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PHD currently resides in Rwanda. She is the retired Vice Chancellor and co-founder of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) (in 2015), an initiative of Partners In Health based in Rwanda which focuses on changing how health care is delivered around the world by training global health professionals who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. She is a Rwandan pediatrician who returned to Rwanda in 1996, two years after the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. Previously, she has provided clinical care in the public sector and has served the Rwandan health sector (1996-2016) 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 lastly as Minister of Health for five years. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at UGHE, 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. She is a member of multiple editorial, advisory, and directors’ boards, including the Think20 (T20), the Rockefeller Foundation, the African Europe Foundation, and the African Union Commission on African COVID-19 Response. Professor Binagwaho is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and the World Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. She is an Emerson Elder and has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and was named among the 100 Most Influential African Women for 2020 and 2021.

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
Time: 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Where: Baldwin Auditorium*
Lurie Medical Research Center​
303 E. Superior St.​
Chicago, IL 60611

This event is Co-Sponsored by the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science.

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*Please note that the location was previously listed as Searle Seminar Room, but has moved to Baldwin Auditorium to accommodate increased attendance.

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