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Vice-Chancellor at the University of Global Health Equity; Global Health & Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School

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Agnes Binagwaho is a pediatrician, vice-chancellor, and professor of pediatrics at the University of Global Health Equity, a senior lecturer in the Pediatric Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an adjunct clinical professor of pediatrics at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.She also serves as a senior advisor to the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). With over two decades of experience in the public health sector, Binagwaho previously served in the Rwandan government as executive secretary of Rwanda’s National AIDS Control Commission, permanent secretary of the Rwanda Ministry of Health, and health minister from 2011 to 2016. She has over 150 peer-reviewed publications.Binagwaho has stated that her goal is to improve access to care, prevention, and treatment for Rwandan children and people the world over. Binagwaho believes that healthcare is a basic human right. As a practicing pediatrician, her heart was broken when she witnessed children dying from being too poor to afford treatment for their illnesses.Binagwaho was born in Rwanda, but when she was three years old, she and her family moved to Belgium, where her father was completing his medical degree (MD). Binagwaho continued to live abroad until returning to Rwanda in July of 1996, two years after the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Agnes Binagwaho and other top speakers and celebrities.

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