Graduates of University of Global Health and Equity celebrate after receiving their degrees yesterday. Village Urugwiro.

The New Times—Progress comes from empowering citizens, says President Kagame

President Paul Kagame thanked the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and Partners in Health for its role in advancing global health delivery by training the next generation of global health care professionals.

“The UGHE is premised on the insight that national health systems can’t be bypassed. Hence the focus on strengthening capacities using the resources we have. So, our country’s ambition and vision have come together very nicely with the strength of the partnership and knowledge Partners in Health and the whole team around UGHE have been able to bring in our country,” he said.

“The progress Rwanda has registered in the last decade comes largely from empowering citizens,” Kagame added.

The Head of State, who was accompanied by First Lady Jeannette Kagame, delivered the message at the university’s graduation ceremony for the 24 students who earned a Master of Science degree in Global Health Delivery (MGHD).

Launched in 2015, UGHE is an international health sciences university in Rwanda that is training the next generation of leaders in health care through a new emphasis on the science and practice of health care delivery.

Owned and operated by Partners in Health, a global non-profit health care organisation, UGHE is a private, accredited institution leveraging expertise and resources from the Government of Rwanda, Harvard Medical School, and other key partners to create a global forum for delivery-focused teaching, research, clinical care, and implementation.

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