Fireside Chat with Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Former Minister of Health of Rwanda

Dr. Binagwaho will be interviewed by Sangeeta Tripathi, Director of Strategy & Operations, UCSF Heal Initiative

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Dr. Agnes Binagwaho

Professor Binagwaho is a Rwandan pediatrician who completed her MD in General Medicine at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and her MA in Pediatrics MA at the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale. She returned to Rwanda in 1996. 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, with her PhD Dissertation titled "Children’s Right to Health in the context of the HIV epidemic."

Professor Binagwaho was named Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in 2017. From 2002-2016, she served the Rwandan Health Sector in h igh-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 during 5 years as the Minister of Health. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Professor of the Practice of Global Health Delivery at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda, and an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Sangeeta Tripathi

Sangeeta co-leads the UCSF HEAL Initiative, working to train, transform and build a transnational community of health providers serving the underserved. She has spent over a decade working on global health systems strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa in partnership with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), UNICEF, the WHO, Johnson & Johnson’s philanthropic group, and Ministries of Health.

Reception to follow talk (6-7pm in Mission Hall)


Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Mission Hall, MH-1400
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

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Global Health Sciences


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Local Community, Alumni


Mission Bay






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