In 2016, roughly $3.7 billion was spent sending medical missions to sites across the globe. But the fly-in model is being dropped in favor of more sustainable options. "There are a lot of concerns about what happens when these missions leave” and that “the care they're…

Rwandan President Paul Kagame closed out his tenure as African Union chair this past weekend with an ambitious push to advance health care on the continent, which has 24% of the global disease burden and just 1% of global health spending, IOL reported.

The location of Rwanda’s University of Global Health Equity was chosen strategically. Rather than mimic other med schools, it mirrors the lives of most patients and teaches doctors accordingly. Based in Butaro—a poor, rural part of Rwanda—the limitations of real-world…

Great mentors are made, not born—but what makes them successful?

Doctors in Zimbabwe are performing surgery with their bare hands and using rope in place of bandages as the country’s massively underfunded health system faces collapse. As elite politicians seek health care in neighboring South Africa, promises of affordable quality health…

Countries’ health systems differ widely, but they are united by the same backbone: primary health care (PHC), which serves as a key gateway to universal health care (UHC). A new report from the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative examines how 5 nations—Argentina,…

In 2011, Rwanda became one of the first African countries to establish a palliative care mandate. Prior to that, in 2009, Kigali’s Kibagabaga Hospital launched one of the first palliative care programs under then-director Christian Ntizimira. Ntizimira discusses in a Q&…