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17:30 - 19:00 6 November 2013

The 2013 UCL Lancet Lecture - Charity Does Not Rhyme With Development


Kennedy Lecture Theatre | UCL Institute of Child Health (link Map)
30 Guilford Street | London | WC1N 1EH | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health for the Republic of Rwanda, 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.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Agnes Binagwaho has agreed to give the 2013 Lancet Lecture. Dr. Binagwaho is the Minister of Health for the Republic of Rwanda.

Around Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, one often hears “Don’t come to Rwanda for charity—come for partnership.” For the 2013 Lancet Lecture, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, will share 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

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.


Carly Schnabl
+44 (0) 203 108 3842 | c.schnabl@ucl.ac.uk


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