Agnes Binagwaho

Minister of Health, Rwanda

Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M (Ped), is a Rwandan pediatrician and serves as Minister of Health of Rwanda. From October 2008 to May 2011, she served as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health of Rwanda. Dr. Binagwaho currently resides in Kigali, Rwanda.

Dr. Binagwaho is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in Harvard Medical School. She chairs the Rwanda Country Coordinating Mechanism of The Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Dr. Binagwaho is the co-chair of the Salzburg Global Seminar “Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: better cross-border learning, smarter adaptation and adoption.” She is a member of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries. Dr. Binagwaho also serves on the Health Advisory Board for Time Magazine; and on the International Strategic Advisory Board for the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.

From 2002-2008, Dr. Binagwaho was Executive Secretary of Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission. During that period she has served as the Chair of the Rwandan Steering Committee for the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief was responsible for the management of the World Bank MAP Project in Rwanda; served on the country’s High Commission on Aid Policy; co-coordinated the United Nations Task Force of Millennium Development Goals Project for HIV/AIDS and Access to Essential Medicines under the leadership of Jeffrey Sachs, for the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Dr. Binagwaho also serves as a member of the DCP3 Advisory Committee to the Editors