Restoring Global Solidarity on the Road to Pandemic Recovery


Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 12:00pm


Virtual Event


A Conversation with Dr. Agnes Binagwaho and Dr. Paul Farmer

Global health crises require global responses. But in the effort to control COVID-19, rising tides of nationalism have threatened collective action and deepened health inequities for many countries. In the face of these challenges to global health solidarity, the Duke Global Health Institute presents a probing discussion with two of the world’s preeminent global health experts –Dr. Agnes Binagwaho and Dr. Paul Farmer – on how the world failed to cooperate to fight the pandemic and how to chart a new vision to achieve health equity.

This interactive webinar will span two continents, with our featured speakers appearing at the University of Global Health Equity in Butaro, Rwanda. Dr. Gavin Yamey, professor of the practice of global health and public policy, will moderate the conversation from Duke, fielding questions from the online audience. Attendees will join using Zoom webinar, space permitting.


Agnes Binagwaho, M.D., Ph.D., is the vice chancellor and co-founder of the University of Global Health Equity in Kigali, Rwanda, an initiative of Partners in Health which focuses on changing how health care is delivered around the world by training global health professionals who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. A pediatrician by training, Dr. Binagwaho served as Rwanda’s Minister of Health from 2011-2016. She held previous positions with the Rwandan Health Service as permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health and executive secretary of Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission.

Dr. Binagwaho currently serves on the Africa CDC Strategic Advisory Group of Experts and the Wellcome Global Monitor. She is a member of the Commission for African COVID-19 Response and serves on numerous boards of directors, including the Rockefeller Foundation Bo

ORGANIZER: Duke University