Agnes Binagwaho

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Dr. Agnes Binagwaho
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Dr. Agnes Binagwaho
Born Rwanda
Occupation Rwandan Minister of Health
Nationality Rwanda

Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD is a Rwandan paediatrician and is the Minister of Health of Rwanda. From October 2008 to May 2011, she was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health of Rwanda.[1] Dr. Binagwaho returned to Rwanda in July 1996 and currently resides in Kigali.

Current activities[edit]

Since 2008, Dr. Binagwaho has been a faculty member in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in Harvard Medical School. In 2012, she was appointed Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Binagwaho was the co-chair of the September 2011 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. She serves on two Lancet Commissions: the Lancet Commission for Women and Health; and the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health, co-chaired by Dean Jamison and Larry Summers, that latter of which is summarized in the Global Health 2035 report published in 2013.[2] Dr. Binagwaho sits on the international advisory board for the Lancet Global Health journal, on the editorial board of the Journal of Health and Human Rights,[3] and on the editorial board for the Public Library of Science.[4] Binagwaho also serves on the International Strategic Advisory Board for the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. She received an Honorary Doctor of Sciences from Dartmouth College in 2010, and completed her PhD in 2014 at the University of Rwanda.

Previous positions[edit]

From 2002–2008, Binagwaho was executive secretary of Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission.[5] During that period she was the chair of the Rwandan Steering Committee for the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.[6] She was responsible for the management of the World Bank MAP Project[7] in Rwanda; served on the country's High Commission on Aid Policy; co-coordinated the United Nations[8] Task Force of Millennium Development Goals[9] Project for HIV/AIDS and Access to Essential Medicines under the leadership of Jeffrey Sachs, for the Secretary General of the United Nations; and, from 2006–2009, co-chaired the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS,[10] an independent alliance of researchers, implementers, policy makers, activists and people living with HIV. Dr. Binagwaho served as member of the steering committee for the Multi-Country Support Program on SSR/HIV/AIDS, an advisory body of the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[11] She is also a founding board member of the Tropical Institute of the Community Health and Development in Africa,[12] based in Kismu, Kenya. Binagwaho also served on the Health Advisory Board for Time magazine, and chaired the Rwanda Country Coordinating Mechanism of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

Medical career[edit]

She began her career by working in low income areas in Kigali.[13]

Binagwaho obtained her medical training in Belgium and France and specialised in emergency paediatrics, neonatology and the treatment of HIV/AIDS in children and adults. She is a member of several boards, foundations and journals combating AIDS and infant mortality, including the African Advisory Board of the Steven Lewis Foundation,[14] the advisory board of the Friends of the Global Fund Africa[15] and the advisory committee of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.[16]

Twitter/SMS discussions: #MinisterMondays[edit]

In October 2011, Binagwaho launched a series of online discussions through Twitter on topics related to global health policy and Rwanda’s national health sector. Twitter users from around Rwanda and around the world have joined her in biweekly discussions about topics such as family planning policy in Africa, building a national health sector, the introduction of new vaccines, cross-sectoral policies to combat malnutrition, combatting substandard and counterfeit medicines, and the role of national and international institutions in global health using the hashtag #MinisterMondays, to name a few. In December 2011, Binagwaho partnered with the Rwandan-American ICT company Nyaruka to allow Rwandans to contribute questions and comments to #MinisterMondays discussions via SMS.[17]

Research and activism[edit]

Binagwaho is focused on research in the intersection of health and social and political sciences. Her studies and publications aim to improve access to prevention, care and treatment for HIV/AIDS and other diseases. In 2014, she became the first person to be awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from the College of Business and Economics at the University of Rwanda for her dissertation titled: Children’s Rights to Health in the context of the HIV Epidemic: A Case of Study of Rwanda.[18] She actively fights for children's rights and promotes equality in Rwanda and around the world. She is at the vanguard of the fight against HIV/AIDS, striving to find effective methodologies to advance interventions to diminish and eliminate the burden of the disease.

Publications[edit]

The following are a select number of Binagwaho's peer-reviewed articles:

  • Plantin P, Jouan N, Karangwa A (spouse name of Binagwaho A), Gavanou J, Cauvin JM, Schollhammer M, Sizun J, Guillois B, Sassolas B, Collet M, et al. “Variations of the skin permeability in premature newborn infants. Value of the skin vasoconstriction test with neosynephrine”, Archives françaises de pédiatrie 1992; 49(7): 623–25.
  • Sizun J, Karangwa A (spouse name of Binagwaho A), Giroux JD, Masure O, Simitzis AM, Alix D, De Parscau L. "Malassezia furfur-related colonization and infection of central venous catheters : a prospective study in a pediatric intensive care unit", Intensive Care Medicine 1994 20(7):496-9.
  • Binagwaho A, et al. "HIV infection among African children", Rwanda Medical Journal 1998; 29(62).
  • Spence D, Merriman A, Binagwaho A. "Palliative care in African and the Caribbean: It must be made a public health priority”, PLoS Medicine 2004; 1(1): e5
  • Bell P, Binagwaho A. "The Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS", The Lancet 2006; 368(9550): 1850–51
  • Binagwaho A. "The right of children in developing countries to be born and live HIV-free", Health and Human Rights: An International Journal 2008 10(1)
  • Binagwaho A, Noguchi J, Senyana-Mottier MN, Smith Fawzi MC. (2009) "Community-Centered Integrated Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Rwanda", for the Joint Learning Initiative of Children and HIV/AIDS.[19]
  • Wyatt CM, Shi Q, Novak JE, Hoover DR, Szczech L, Mugabo JS, Binagwaho A, Cohen M, Mutimura E, Anastos K. “Prevalence of kidney disease in HIV-infected and uninfected Rwandan women”, PLoS One 2011; 6(3):e18352
  • Binagwaho A, Ratnayake N. "The role of social capital in successful adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Africa", PLoS Medicine 2009; 6(1): e1000018
  • Price JE, Leslie JA, Welsh M, Binagwaho A. "Integrating HIV clinical services into primary health care in Rwanda: a measure of quantitative effects”, AIDS Care 2009; 21(5): 608–14
  • Binagwaho A, Ratnayake N, Smith Fawzi MC. “Holding multilateral organizations accountable: the failure of WHO in regards to childhood malnutrition”, Health and Human Rights: An International Journal, Perspectives,[20]
  • Binagwaho A, Fawzi MC, Drobac P, Franke M, Ivers L, Kim JY, Mukherjee J, Noguchi J, Rich M, Stulac S, Farmer P. “HIV, infant feeding and implementation failure: advancing policies for women with HIV infection and attaining the Millennium Development Goals”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2009; 87(8): A-B
  • Shumbusho F, van Griensven J, Lowrance D, Turate I, Weaver MA, Price J, Binagwaho A. “Task Shifting for Scale-up of HIV Care: Evaluation of Nurse-Centered Antiretroviral Treatment at Rural Health Centers in Rwanda”, PLoS Medicine 2009; 6(10): e1000163
  • Lazar J, Wu X, Shi Q, Kagame A, Cohen M, Knipe R, Binagwaho A, Munyakazi L, Salciccioli L, Shi D, Rosner Z, Fox J, Anastos K. "Arterial wave reflection in HIV-infected and HIV uninfected Rwandan women", AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 2009; 25(9): 877–82
  • Binagwaho A, Pegurri E, Muita J, Bertozzi S. Male circumcision at different ages in Rwanda: a cost-effectiveness study. PLoS Medicine 2009; 7:e1000211
  • Basinga P, Gertler P, Binagwaho A, Soucat A, Sturdy J, Vermeersch C. (2009). "Paying primary health care centers for performance in Rwanda" (policy research working paper 5190). Washington DC, USA: The World Bank
  • Cohen MH, Fabri M, Cai X, Shi Q, Hoover D, Binagwaho A, Culhane MA, Mukanyonga H, Karegeya DK, Anastos K. "Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in HIV-infected and at-risk Rwandan women", Journal of Women's Health 2009; 18(11): 1783–91
  • Lim Y, Kim JY, Rich ML, Stulac SN, Niyonzima JB, Smith Fawzi MC, Gahire R, Mukaminega M, Getchell M, Peterson CW, Farmer PE, Binagwaho A. "Improving Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Care and Related Services in Eastern Rwanda", PLoS Medicine 2010; 7(7):e1000302
  • Mutimura E, Anastos K, Lin Z, Cohen M, Binagwaho A, Kotler DP. "Effect of HIV infection on body composition and fat distribution in Rwandan women", Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care 2010; 9(3): 173–78
  • Binagwaho A, Ratnayake N, Mukherjee JS, Mugabo J, Karita E, Pegurri E. "When one can infect two: A reflection on the impact of HIV discordance on child HIV infection”, Pan African Medical Journal 2010; 5(10)
  • Price J, Binagwaho A. "From medical rationing to rationalizing use of human resources for AIDS care and treatment in Africa: A case of task shifting”, Developing World Bioethics 2010; 10(2): 99–103
  • Binagwaho A, Noguchi J, Sebaziga G, Senyana-Mottier MN, Li M, Bump JB, Smith Fawzi MC. (Working Paper). "Transition and development of Rwanda's national HIV monitoring and evaluation system: utilizing innovative technology and fostering local leadership”
  • Chapman J, Koleros A, Delmont Y, Pegurri E, Gahire R, Binagwaho A. “High HIV risk behavior among men who have sex with men in Kigali, Rwanda: Making the case for supportive prevention policy”, AIDS Care 2010; 23(4): 449–55
  • Binagwaho A. (2010). "Whose Responsibility Is This Anyway? View 2" in J Heymann, L Sherr & R Kidman (eds.), Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemic. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Binagwaho A, Ngabo G, Agbonyitor M, Wagner CM, Redditt V, Drobac P, Murekatete I, Ribakare M, Karema,C. "Determinants of adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected children in Rwanda", Rwanda Medical Journal 2010; 68(3):32–39
  • Franke MF, Stulac SN, Rugira IH, Rich ML, Bucyibaruta JB, Drobac PC, Iyamungu G, Uwamahoro ML, Bryant CM, Binagwaho A, Farmer PE, Mukherjee JS. "High Human Immunodeficiency Virus-free survival of infants born to Human Immunodeficiency Virus-positive mothers in an integrated program to decrease child mortality in rural Rwanda", The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2011; 30(7): 614–16
  • Binagwaho A, Agbonyitor M, Mwanawasa A, Mugwanez P, Irwin A, Karema C "Developing human rights-based strategies to improve health among female sex workers in Rwanda", Health and Human Rights An International Journal 2011; 12(2) http://www.hhrjournal.org/index.php/hhr/article/view/371/575
  • Basinga P, Gertler PJ, Binagwaho A, Soucat ALB, Sturdy J, Vermeersch CMJ.“Effect on maternal and child health services in Rwanda of payment to primary health-care providers for performance: an impact evaluation”, The Lancet 2011; 377:1421–28
  • Cohen, MH, Shi Q, Fabri M, Mukanyonga H, Cai X, Hoover DR, Binagwaho A, and Anastos K. "Improvement in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Postconflict Rwandan Women", Journal of Women's Health 2011; 20(9):1325–1332
  • Mugwaneza P, Shema N, Ruton H, Rukundo A, Lyambabaje A, Bizimana JDD, Tsague L, Wagner CM, Nyankesha E, Muita J, Mutabazi V, Nyemazi JP, Nsanzimana S, Karema C, Binagwaho A. "Under-two child mortality according to maternal HIV status in Rwanda: Assessing Outcomes within the National PMTCT Program”, Pan African Medical Journal 2011; 9:37
  • Binagwaho A, Wagner CM, Nutt CT. "HPV Vaccine in Rwanda: Different Disease, Same Double Standard”, The Lancet 2011 378(9807):1916
  • Binagwaho A, Fuller A, Dougherty S, Agbonyitor M, Kerry VB, Wagner CM, Ingabire N, Farmer PE. "A Question of Maturity: The Participation, Decision-making and Rights of Children in the Context of HIV/AIDS”, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies 2011 6(4): 293–300
  • Bitega JP, Ngeruka ML, Hategekimana T, Asiimwe A, Binagwaho A. "Safety and Efficacy of the Prepex(TM) Device for Rapid Scale up of Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Resource-Limited Settings", JAIDS 2011; 58(5): e127-34.
  • Rich M, Miller AC, Niyigena P, Franke MF, Niyonzima JB, Socci A, Drobac P, Hakizamungu M, Mayfield A, Ruhayisha R, Epino H, Stulac S, Cancedda C, Karamaga A, Nyinonzima S, Yarbrough C, Fleming J, Amoroso C, Mukherjee J, Murray M, Farmer PE, Binagwaho A. "Excellent clinical outcomes and high retention in care among adults in a community-based HIV treatment program in rural Rwanda", JAIDS 2012; 59(3): e35-42
  • Binagwaho A, Agbonyitor M, Rukundo A, Ratnayake N, Ngabo F, Kayumba J, Dowdle B, Chopyak E and Smith Fawzi MC. "Underdiagnosis of Malnutrition in Infants and Young Children in Rwanda: Implications for Attainment of the Millennium Development Goal to End Poverty and Hunger”, International Journal for Equity in Health 2011; 10:61
  • Knaul, Felicia Marie, Frenk, Julio and Shulman, Lawrence for the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries. (2011). Closing the Cancer Divide: A Blueprint to Expand Access in Low and Middle Income Countries. Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Boston, MA. [Contributions by Binagwaho A]
  • Nsanzimana S, Hinda R, Lowrance DW, Cishahayo S, Nyemazi JP, Muhayimpundu R, Karema C, Raghunathan PL, Binagwaho A, Riedel DJ. "Cell phone- and internet-based monitoring and evaluation of the national antiretroviral treatment program during rapid scale-up in Rwanda: TRACnet, 2004–2010”, JAIDS 2011; 59(2): e17-e23
  • Ntahobakurira I, Antara S, Galgalo TB, Kakoma JB, Karema C, Nyatanyi T, Theogene R, Mukabayire O, Lowrance D, Raghunathan P, Ayibazibwe N, Mukanga D, Nsubuga P, Binagwaho A. "The Rwanda Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program: training skilled disease detectives”, Pan African Medical Journal 2011; 10(Supp 1):7
  • Ruton H, Mugwaneza P, Shema N, Lyambabaje A, Bizimana JDD, Tsague L, Nyankesha E, Wagner CM, Mutabazi V, Nyemazi JP, Nsanzimana S, Karema C, Binagwaho A. "HIV-free survival among 9–24-month-old children born to HIV positive mothers in the Rwandan national PMTCT program – a community based household survey", Journal of the International AIDS Society 2012; 15(4)
  • Binagwaho A, Fuller A, Dougherty S, Agbonyitor M, Kerry VB, Wagner CM, Nzayizera R, Farmer PE. "Adolescents and the Right to Health: Eliminating Age-Related Barriers to HIV/AIDS Services in Rwanda”, AIDS Care 2012; 24(7): 936–942
  • Binagwaho A. Response to Letter titled “Minimally Invasive Male Circumcision” by Sokal et al. JAIDS 2012; 59(5): e100-e101
  • Binagwaho A. "Meeting the Challenge of Non-communicable Diseases: We Cannot Wait”, Global Heart 2012; 7(1): 1–2
  • Binagwaho A, Wagner CM, Gatera M, Karema C, Nutt CT, Ngabo F. “Achieving high coverage in Rwanda's national human papillomavirus vaccination programme”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2012; 90(8): 623–628
  • Williams T, Binagwaho A, Betancourt T. "Transactional sex as a form of child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rwanda: Implications for child security and protection,,” Child Abuse & Neglect 2012; 36(4): 354–361.
  • Senga J, Rusingiza E, Mucumbitsi J, Binagwaho A, Lys C, Suys B, Carbonez K, Ovaert C, Sluysmans T. "Catheter Interventions in Congenital Heart Disease without a Regular Catheterization Laboratory Equipment: The Chain of Hope experience in Rwanda”, Pediatric Cardiology 2012 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Lu C, Chin B, Lewandowski JL, Basinga P, Hirschhorn LR, Hill K, Murray M, Binagwaho A. "Towards Universal Health Coverage: An Evaluation of Rwanda Mutuelles in its First Eight Years” PLoS ONE 2012; 7(6): e39282
  • Binagwaho A, Nyatanyi T, Nutt CT, Wagner CM. “Disease outbreaks: Support for a cholera vaccine stockpile”' Nature 2012; 487(7405): 39
  • Mutabazi V, Kaplan SA, Rwamasirabo E, Bitega JP, Ngeruka ML, Savio D, Karema C, Binagwaho A. "HIV prevention: male circumcision comparison between a nonsurgical device to a surgical technique in resource-limited settings: a prospective, randomized, nonmasked trial”, JAIDS 2012; 61(1): 49–55
  • Betancourt T, Scorza P, Meyers-Ohki S, Mushashi C, Kayiteshonga Y, Binagwaho A, Beardslee WR. "Validating the center for epidemiological studies depression scale for children in Rwanda", Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2012; 51(12):1284–92
  • Binagwaho A, Mugwaneza P, Irakoze AA, Nsanzimana S, Agbonyitor M, Nutt CT, Wagner CM, Rukundo A, Ahayo A, Drobac P, Leung L, Bandara S, Chopyak E, Smith Fawzi MC. "Scaling up early infant HIV diagnosis in Rwanda", Journal of Public Health Policy 2012; 34(1): 2–16
  • Franke M, Socci A, Hakizamungu M, Patel A, Bagiruwigize E, Walker KDC, Epino H, Mukherjee J, Farmer PE, Niyigena P, Kagiamba F, Rich M, Binagwaho A. "Improved Retention Associated with Community-Based Accompaniment for Antiretroviral Therapy Delivery in Rural Rwanda," Clinical Infectious Diseases 2012 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ngabo F, Nguimfack J, Nwaigwe F, Mugeni C, Muhoza D, Wilson DR, Kalach J, Gakuba R, Karema C, Binagwaho A. (2012). "Designing and Implementing an Innovative SMS-based alert system (RapidSMS-MCH) to monitor pregnancy and reduce maternal and child deaths in Rwanda", The Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 13(31)
  • Binagwaho A, Nsanzimana S, Karema C, Gasana M, Wagner CM, Nutt CT. "Country ownership to strengthen synergies between global health initiatives and health systems", Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine' 2012; 3(10)
  • Karema C, Aregawi MW, Rukundo A, Kabayiza A, Mulindahabi M, Fall IS, Gausi K, Williams RO, Lynch M, Cibulskis R, Ngabo F, Nyemazi JP, Ngamije D, Umulisa I, Newman R, Binagwaho A. (2012). "Trends in malaria cases, hospital admissions and deaths following scale-up of anti-malarial interventions, 2000–2010, Rwanda", Malaria Journal 2012; 11:236
  • Binagwaho A. "Specialized Medical Education: A Necessary Tool for Development and the Right to Health in Rwanda”, Rwanda Medical Journal 2013; 69(2): 5–6
  • Gasana M, Mucyo Y, Kamanzi E, Nutt CT, Wagner CM, Binagwaho A. “High Treatment Success Rates in Rwanda’s National MDR-TB Programme, 2005–2011,” International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2012; 16(12:S1)
  • Binagwaho A, Pegurri E, Drobac PC, Stulac SN, Wagner CM, Karema C, Tsague L. "Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV: cost-effectiveness of antiretroviral regimens and feeding options in Rwanda,” PLoS ONE 2013; 8(2): e54180
  • Binagwaho A, Gasana M, Mucyo Y, Wagner CM, Nutt CT."Resistant TB: Use the tools available." Nature 2013; 494(7436): 176
  • Alleyne G, Binagwaho A, Haines A, Jahan S, Nugent R, Rojhani A, Stuckler D. “Embedding non-communicable diseases in the post-2015 development agenda,” The Lancet 2013; 381(9866):566-74
  • Binagwaho A,Gasana M, Nyemazi JP, Nutt CT, Wagner CM. "Moving the Goalposts forTuberculosis Targets in Africa," The Lancet 2013;381(9870)
  • Thomson DR, Rich ML, Kaigamba F, Socci AR, Hakizamungu M, Bagiruwigize E, Binagwaho A, Franke MF. 2013. Community-Based Accompaniment and Psychosocial Health Outcomes in HIV-Infected Adults in Rwanda: A Prospective Study. AIDS and Behavior [DOI: 10.1007/s10461-013-0431-2] [Epub ahead of print]
  • de Walque D, Gertler PJ, Bautista-Arredondo S,Kwan A, Vermeersch C, Bizimana JDD, Binagwaho A, Condo J. Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counselling services in Rwanda. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository 2013. No. 6364.
  • Binagwaho A, Nutt CT, Uwaliraye P, Wagner CM, Nyemazi JP. "Taking Health Systems Research to the District Level: A New Approach toAccelerate Progress in Global Health,” BMC Health Services Research 2013; 13(S2)
  • Binagwaho A, Bate R, Gasana M, Karema C, Mucyo Y, Mwesigye JP, Biziyaremye F, Nutt CT, Wagner CM, Jensen P, Attaran A. "Combatting Falsifiedand Sub-Standard Medicines for Tuberculosis and Malaria: A View fromRwanda,” PLOS Medicine 2013;10(7)
  • Mulley A, Wennberg J, Weinstein J, Fisher E, Binagwaho A. (2013) "Embracing Delivery Science for Universal Health Coverage," The Lancet 382(9886): 25–26.
  • Drobac PC, Basinga P, Condo J, Farmer PE, Finnegan KE, Hamon JK, Amoroso C, Hirschhorn LR, Kakoma JB, Lu C, Murangwa Y, Murray M, Ngabo F, Rich M, Thomson D, Binagwaho A. (2013) "Comprehensive and integrated district health systems strengthening: the Rwanda Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) Partnership,” BMC Health Services Research 13(S2): S5.
  • Binagwaho A, Ngabo F, Mugeni C, Karema C, GateraM, Nutt CT, Wagner CM, Dain M, Nyemazi JP. "Discrepant Estimates of Key Indicators for Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5: The Public Sector's Experience in Rwanda," The Lancet 2013; 381(S16)
  • Binagwaho A, Rusingiza EK, Mucumbitsi J, Wagner CM, Swain JD, Nutt CT, Kagame A, Bukhman G, Ngirabega JDD, Uwaliraye P, Nyemazi JP, Sluysmans T, Lee R, Goldberg H, Bolman RM. "Uniting to address pediatric heart disease in Africa: Advocacy from Rwanda,” South Africa Heart Journal 2013;10: 440–446
  • Binagwaho A, Nutt CT, Nsanzimana S, Wagner CM, Mukherjee J. "Time to End the Neglect of Children and Adolescents Living with HIV," The Lancet infectious diseases 2013; 13(8): 654
  • Binagwaho A. "Access to HIV prevention in Rwandan prisons," Health and Human Rights: An International Journal Aug 2013; http://www.hhrjournal.org/2013/08/29/access-to-hiv-prevention-in-rwandan-prisons/
  • Binagwaho A, Ngabo F, Wagner CM, Mugeni C, Gatera M, Nutt CT, Nsanzimana S. “Integration of comprehensive women's health programmes into health systems: cervical cancer prevention, care and control in Rwanda,” Bull World Health Organ. 2013 Sep 1; 91(9):697-703.
  • Mulley A, Evans T, Binagwaho A. “Meeting the challenges of providing universal health coverage,” British Medical Journal. 2013; 347:f6485.
  • Uwaliraye, P, Puoane T, Binagwaho A, Basinga P. “Factors influencing the job performance of nurses and midwives in postpartum units in two district hospitals in Rwanda.” Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery 15, no. 2 (2013): 59-69.
  • Kayumba K, Kabeja A, Koama JB, Asiimwe A, Binagwaho A, Pamela J, Nyatanyi T. “TRACnet: A National Phone-based and Web-based Tool for the Timely Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in Rwanda.” Online Journal of Public Healh Informatics. v.(5);2013
  • Binagwaho A, Kyamanywa P, Farmer PE, Nuthulaganti T, Umubyeyi B, Nyemazi JP, Mugeni SD, Asiimwe A, Ndagijimana U, Lamphere McPherson H, Ngirabega Jde D, Sliney A, Uwayezu A, Rusanganwa V, Wagner CM, Nutt CT, Eldon-Edington M, Cancedda C, Magaziner IC, Goosby E. “The human resources for health program in Rwanda—A new partnership,” N Engl J Med. 2013 Nov 21; 369(21):2054-9.
  • Jamison DT, Summers LH, Alleyne G, Arrow KJ, Berkley S, Binagwaho A, Bustreo F, Evans D, Feachem RG, Frenk J, Ghosh G, Goldie SJ, Guo Y, Gupta S, Horton R, Kruk ME, Mahmoud A, Mohohlo LK, Ncube M, Pablos-Mendez A, Reddy KS, Saxenian H, Soucat A, Ulltveit-Moe KH, Yamey G. “Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation.” Lancet. 2013 Dec 7; 382(9908):1898-955.
  • Binagwaho A, Muhimpundu MA, Bukhman G, for the NCD Synergies Group. “80 under 40 by 2020: an equity agenda for NCDs and injuries.” Lancet. 2014 Jan 4; 383(9911): 3-4.
  • Binagwaho A, Farmer PE, Nsanzimana S, Karema C, Gasana M, et al. “Rwanda twenty years on: investing in life.” Lancet 2014; 383: 1-5.
  • Ngabo F, Gatera M, Karema C, Donnen P, Lepage P, Parashar UD, Tate JE, Mwenda JM, Rgambwa C, Binagwaho A. “Can routinely collected national data on childhood morbidity and mortality from diarrhea be used to monitor health impact of rotavirus vaccination in Africa: examination of pre-vaccine baseline data from Rwanda.” Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2014 Jan; 22(1:1): S89-93.
  • Cancedda C, Farmer PE, Kyamanywa P, Riviello R, Rhatigan J, Wagner CM, Ngabo F, Anatole M, Drobac PC, Mpunga T, Nutt CT, Kakoma JB, Mukherjee J, Cortas C, Condo J, Ntaganda F, Bukhman G, Binagwaho A. “Enhancing Formal Educational and In-Service Training Programs in Rural Rwanda: A Partnership Among the Public Sector, a Nongovernmental Organization, and Academia.” Academic Medicine 2014; Epub ahead of print.
  • Gates M & Binagwaho A. “Newborn health: a revolution in waiting,” The Lancet 2014; 384(9938): e23-25.
  • Murray C, Ortblad KF, Guinovart C,… Binagwaho A, ….Lopez AD, Vos T. “Global, regional and national incidence and mortality for HIV, TB and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet 2014
  • Binagwaho A, Nutt CT, Mugwaneza P, Wagner CM, Nzansimana S. “Convergence of Mortality Rates among Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa and North America.” PLOS Medicine. 11(9): e1001719. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001719
  • Thomson DR, Rich ML, Kaigamba F, Socci AR, Hakizamungu M, Bagiruwigize E, Binagwaho A, Franke MF. “Community-Based Accompaniment and Psychosocial Health Outcomes in HIV-Infected Adults in Rwanda: A Prospective Study.” AIDS and Behavior 2014; 18(2):368-380.
  • Swain JD, Pugliese DN, Mucumbitsi J, Rusingiza EK, Ruhamya N, Kagame A, Ganza G, Come PC, Breakey S, Greenwood B, Muehlschlegel JD, Patton-Bolman C, Binagwaho A, Bolman RM. “Partnership for Sustainability in Cardiac Surgery to Address Critical Rheumatic Heart Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Experience from Rwanda.” World Journal of Surgery 2014; 38(9):2205-2211.
  • Uwinkindi F, Nsanzimana S, Riedel DJ, Muhayimpundu R, Remera E, Gasana M, Mutembayire G, Binagwaho A. “Scaling Up Intensified Tuberculosis Case Finding in HIV Clinics in Rwanda.” Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 2014; 66(2):e45-e49.
  • Swain JD, Mucumbitsi J, Rusingiza E, Bolman RM, Binagwaho A. “Cardiac Surgery for Advanced Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda.” The Lancet Global Health 2014; 2(3):e141-e142.
  • Mutabazi V, Bitega JP, Ngeruka LM, Hategekimana T, Kaplan SA, Karema C, Binagwaho A. “Non-Surgical Adult Male Circumcision Using the PrePex Device: Task-Shifting from Physicians to Nurses.” African Journal of Reproductive Health 2014; 18(1):61-70.
  • Mugeni C, Levine AC, Munyaneza RM, Mulindahabi E, Cockrell HC, Glavis-Bloom J, Nutt CT, Wagner CM, Gaju E, Rukundo A, Habimana JP, Karema C, Ngabo F, Binagwaho A. “Nationwide Implementation of Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness in Rwanda.” Global Health Science and Practice 2014; 2(3):328-341.
  • Nyatanyi T, Kabeja A, Asiimwe A, Binagwaho A, Koama JB, Johnson P, Kayumba K. “A National Electronic System for Disease Surveillance in Rwanda (eIDSR): Lessons Learned from a Successful Implementation.” Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 2014; 6(1).
  • Binagwaho A, Condo J, and Members of the Rwandan Research and Implementation Writing Group: Building health research infrastructure in Rwanda. The Lancet Global Health 2014; 2(1):e9-e10.
  • Nsanzimana S, Binagwaho A, Kanters S, Mills EJ. Churning in and out of HIV care. Lancet HIV 1(2):e58-e59.
  • Binagwaho A, Condo J, Wagner C, Ngabo F, Karema C, Kanters S, Forrest JI, Bizimana J. “Impact of implementing performance-based financing on childhood malnutrition in Rwanda.” BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1132. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1132
  • Condo J, Kateera B, Mutimura E, Birungi F, Ndagijimana A, Jansen S, Kamwesiga J, Forrest JI, Mills EJ, Binagwaho A. “Building clinical trial priorities in Rwanda.” Trials 2014,15(1): 467. PMID 25429819

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