Success Story of a True Partnership

Symposium on Rwanda Human Resources for Health
Success Story of a True Partnership

Launched in August 2012, the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program (HRH Program) aims to expand the number, diversity, and competencies of the health workforce in Rwanda. The HRH Program includes faculty from 26 U.S. academic institutions, including Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and builds on a longstanding partnership between eight Harvard–affiliated institutions and the Rwandan Ministry of Health.

The June 10, 2016 symposium, focused on the contributions of the Harvard-affilitated institutions and the faculty deployed to Rwanda through the HRH Program. Speakers discussed the bilateral benefits of their participation in this initiative.

Speakers included:

  • Anne Becker, MD, PhD, Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine; Vice Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Agnes Binagwaho, MD, PhD, Minister of Health, Rwanda; Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Paul Anderson, MD, PhD, Chief Academic Officer, Senior Vice President of Research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; K. Frank Austen Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Corrado Cancedda, MD, PhD, co-Principal Investigator for Rwanda HRHP, Instructor in Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Instructor in Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine; Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • David Golan, MD, PhD, Dean for Basic Science and Graduate Education and Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School; George R. Minot Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Ira Magaziner, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Joe Rhatigan, MD, co-Principal Investigator for Rwanda HRHP; Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine; Director of Curriculum Development for Global Health Delivery Training Programs; Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Robert Riviello, MD, co-Principal Investigator for Rwanda HRHP, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital