A quest for the truth and social justice are the intertwined and driving forces in the life of this remarkable doctor and former Rwandan Minister of Health. Her talk is about a life-long journey fighting the status quo to create a world where high-quality, equitable healthcare is a reality for all.
Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD is a Rwandan pediatrician who completed her MD in General Medicine at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and her MA in Pediatrics at the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale. She returned to Rwanda in 1996. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate 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 entitled Children’s Right to Health in the Context of the HIV Epidemic.
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 during 5 years as the Minister of Health. As a Professor and Senior Lecturer, Agnes lectures at a number of prestigious universities and has held an array of leadership and advisory positions on national and international scale.
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