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UCL Lancet Lecture 2013

"Charity Does Not Rhyme With Development’’

Let's create a new partnership: the golden age for global health.

6th November 2013

Kennedy Lecture Theatre

UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH 

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Agnes Binagwaho has agreed to give the 2013 Lancet Lecture. Dr.  Binagwaho  is the Minister of Health for the Republic of Rwanda. After practising as a paediatrician for over 15 years, Dr. Binagwaho led the National AIDS Control Commission between 2002 and 2008, and then served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health until 2011. Dr. Binagwaho is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Clinical Professor of Paediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. 

Around Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, one often hears “Don’t come to Rwanda for charity—come for partnership.”  For the 2013 Lancet Lecture, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, will share her country’s experiences mobilising partnerships on the long road to universal health coverage, with a social entrepreneurship mind to do business. Since its 1994 genocide, Rwanda’s life expectancy has increased from 27 to 60 years, and the country is now on track to achieve each of the health Millennium Development Goals. Dr. Binagwaho will engage attendees in dialogue about how open access research, “reverse innovation”, and equitable global partnerships rooted in solidarity might reinvigorate the pursuit of health for all.


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