When Dr. Ursin Bayisenge realized little was known about a tropical disease afflicting Rwanda farmers, and 4 million people worldwide, he set out to learn more.
As health services coordinator, the 2019 alum is providing mental and physical checkups for the nearly 100 staff, students, and faculty living on the university’s campus in northern Rwanda.
For Mother's Day, three future global health leaders at the northern Rwanda university share stories of tough decisions, and perseverance, amid the pandemic.
Orietta Agasaro, pursuing a master's in global health delivery, feels "a deep responsibility" to advocate for equity and social justice in her home country.
Inspiring women on PIH teams around the world mark the annual event by sharing thoughts about their work, values, and equality for all.
In recognition of World Cancer Day on Feb. 4, Dr. Cyprien Shyirambere talked about what's new at Butaro District Hospital's Cancer Center of Excellence, and how global action is needed to truly achieve universal coverage.
In a Q and A for World Cancer Day, Feb. 4, Prof. Abebe Bekele describes how the University of Global Health Equity in northern Rwanda provides cancer education that includes prevention measures and social determinants, as well as diagnosis and treatment.
19 snapshots of how PIH brings justice to health care around the world
The shared mission that unites PIH teams around the world is evident in the stories that most caught readers' attention this year. From an Ebola survivor who’s thriving in Sierra Leone to quadruplets born at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, 2019 was a remarkable year across PIH.
The study used data from Rwanda health centers and found that improved HIV treatment for pregnant women “contributed to an immediate decrease in the rate of HIV transmission from mother to child.”