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Dr. Cyprien Shyirambere, oncology program director for Partners In Health in Rwanda

Rwanda Oncology Doctor: Global Community Must “Reduce the Disparities in Cancer Care”

Dr. Cyprien Shyirambere is the oncology program director for Inshuti Mu Buzima, as Partners In Health is known in Rwanda. He leads the bustling, vital Cancer Center of Excellence at PIH-supported Butaro District Hospital in the country’s mountainous north. Many patients, family members, and caregivers travel to Butaro from across Rwanda or from surrounding countries such as Burundi Read more…

UGHE Dean: Medical Education in Rwanda Part of “Bold Step” Needed to Curb Africa’s Cancer Crisis

There are nearly 1 million new cancer cases and more than 500,000 cancer-related deaths in Africa per year, and these totals are projected to double by 2040. Training the next generation of health leaders to counter this rise is of critical importance. Increasingly, we see a need for cancer education that explores both the prevention measures and social determinants of Read more…

Arial view of University Hospital

University Hospital in Haiti Earns Global Accreditation for Medical Education Programs

University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, received formal accreditation from an international oversight group this week, affirming that the hospital’s medical education and residency programs meet the highest global standards—and causing Dr. Paul Farmer to reach for a seat.  “There’s a Haitian expression—news that demands a chair,” said Farmer, Partners In Read more…

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