Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda, senior lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a strong supporter of biomedical research, delivered the annual David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture at NIH.
On July 29, 2015, Dr. Binagwaho presented, "Medical Research and Capacity Building for Development: The Experience of Rwanda." The event honored the late Dr. David Barmes, a public health dentist and epidemiologist, for his career spent improving health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The talk was co-sponsored by NIH's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and Fogarty.
Dr. Binagwaho speaks frequently about the value of research and capacity building at her country’s medical and academic institutions in helping relieve the disease burden that weighs on Rwandan and other LMIC populations.
Please visit the NIH website for more information about the lecture.