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2013 UCL Lancet Lecture by Dr Agnes Binagwaho

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2013 UCL Lancet Lecture by Dr Agnes Binagwaho

Charity does not rhyme with development

Dr Binagwaho shares 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.

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."

The UCL Lancet lecture is an annual global health event open to the public, co-hosted by UCL Grand Challenges, UCL Institute for Global Health, and The Lancet.

For further information please visit:

UCL Grand Challenges

Institute for Global Health

The Lancet


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