Agnès Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped)


Agnès Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped)
Member since:
02 Jun, 2008


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
  • Physician


  • Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Work Location(s)

  • Rwanda


  • English
  • French