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Agnes Binagwaho

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Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda
Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD is the current Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda. After practicing as a pediatrician for over 15 years, Dr. Binagwaho led the National AIDS Control Commission between 2002-2008 and then served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health until 2011.
 
Dr. Binagwaho’s engagements include research on health equity, HIV/AIDS, information and communication technologies (ICT) in e-health, and pediatric care delivery systems. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and is a contributor to multiple books.  Dr. Binagwaho serves on multiple academic advisory boards including the International Advisory Board of Lancet Global Health, the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine and of Health and Human Rights: An International Journal, and the International Strategic Advisory Board for the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, London. She chairs the Rwanda Pediatric Society and is a member of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries.  Dr. Binagwaho is currently a Senior Lecturer in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, and a Professor of the Practice of Global Health Delivery at the University of Global Health Equity.
 
Dr. Binagwaho received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Dartmouth College in 2010. In 2014, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Rwanda.  She is active in advocacy and political mobilization on behalf of women and children in Rwanda and worldwide.
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