2022 keynote address: “Closing the equity gap in preparation for the next health threat” by Dr. Agnes Binagwaho
Dr. Binagwaho will speak about how we can change the way health care is delivered around the world by training the next generation of global health professionals to deliver more equitable quality health services for all.
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Venue: McGill Faculty Club Ballroom (3450 McTavish St.) and online
Bio for Dr. Agnes Binagwaho
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, an initiative of Partners In Health focused on changing the way health care is delivered around the world by training the next generation of global health professionals to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. She is a Rwandan pediatrician who has served the health sector in various high-level government positions, first as the Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s National AIDS Control Commission, then as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and then for five years as Minister of Health. She is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard and serves as Senior Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization and is a member of the United States National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. With over 150 peer-reviewed publications, her research interests include health equity and human rights, implementation science, and improving care delivery systems.
In 2018, the School of Population and Global Health launched the Victor Dzau and Ruth Cooper-Dzau Distinguished Lecture in Global and Population Health. The School is extremely grateful to both Dr. Dzau and Mrs. Cooper-Dzau for endowing this important and impactful lectureship. We gather on a yearly basis to celebrate the change-makers in global and population health and aim to recognize outstanding leaders, while celebrating the scholarship that underscores the field's commitment to education, research, and service to our local and global communities. The Lectureship focuses on current topics in global and population health and aims to recognize outstanding leaders and change agents while celebrating the scholarship that underscores the field’s commitment to education, research and service to society. The Lecture also provides undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and Faculty members with a unique opportunity to learn and meet with luminaries that define excellence in the many disciplines that contribute to the field of global and population health. The Dzau Lecture will provide a chance for the greater community to hear from leaders in global and population health about new trends, key developments, and innovation within the field.