About Agnès Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped)
Minister of Health in Rwanda. Pediatrician specialized in emergency pediatrics, neonatology, and the treatment of HIV/AIDS; and she Chair the Rwandan Pediatric Society. From 1986 to 2002, she practiced medicine in public hospitals in Rwanda and several other countries before joining Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission as Executive Secretary. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Public Library of Science, and the Harvard University Health and Human Rights Journal.
She co-chaired the Millennium Development Goal Project Task Force on HIV/AIDS and Access to Essential Medicines for the Secretary-General of the United Nations under the leadership of Professor Jeffrey Sachs. She was the global co-chair of the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS. In addition to her medical degree and Master in Peadiatry, she received an Honorary Doctor of Sciences from Dartmouth College.
Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine of Harvard Medical School.
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Government Employee
Ministry of Health, Rwanda
Website: http://www.moh.gov.rw/ Type: Government Country: Rwanda About: The main goal of the Ministry of Health is to provide and continually improve the health services of the Rwandan population through the provision of preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care thereby contributing to the reduction of poverty and enhancing the general well-being of the population.
Agnès Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped) started a discussion ""Resistant TB: Use Available Tools Now" Nature Correspondence". in the MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention community.
Dear all, I write to share a brief correspondence our team in Rwanda published in Nature this week about the possibility of achieving excellent MDR-TB treatment outcomes in rural Africa with the provision of close follow-up and comprehensive adherence support (especially food and transportation assistance). Most discussion of MDR-TB in ...
Agnès Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped) started a discussion "HPV Vaccine in Rwanda: Different Disease, Same Double Standard". in the Endemic Non-Communicable Diseases community.
Dear colleagues and friends around the world, I would like to share a Correspondence piece that I published this week in The Lancet regarding debates about using and paying for the Human Papillomavirus vaccine in low-income countries: “HPV Vaccine in Rwanda: Different Disease, Same Double Standard.” It is attached as ...
Dear All, I am on twitter every day @agnesbinagwaho and we can continue the conversation there. Twice a month I will also be hosting Mondays with the Minister (#MinisterMondays) on a particular health issue. Yesterday was the inaugural Minister Monday where we talked about family planning. I will host one ...
Dear all, I am now including all of my responses to the remaining comments that I have not already answered. Thanks again to all of you for a great discussion. The issues we have collectively explored are so important, and the conversation should not end with this panel. #38: Regina, ...
For question number 5: "Are there examples of current partnerships you think have been particularly successful at strengthening health systems? Conversely, can you provide examples of 'partnerships' that aren’t working and explain why not?" For the most helpful illustrations of such polar opposites, I find it best to think in ...
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