Diane Gashumba

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Diane Gashumba
Born Rwanda
Residence Kigali, Rwanda
Nationality Rwandan
Citizenship Rwanda
Education Doctor of Medicine
Master of Medicine in Pediatrics
Occupation Pediatrician, medical administrator, politician
Years active 1999 — present
Known for Public service
Title Cabinet Minister of Health
Rwandan Cabinet

Diane Gashumba MD, MMed (Pediatrics), a Rwandan pediatrician, medical administrator and politician. She is the Minister of Health in the Cabinet of Rwanda. She was appointed to that position on 4 October 2016.[1][2]

Before that, from 26 March 2016 until 4 October 2016, she served as the Cabinet Minister of Gender and Family Promotion in the Rwandan Cabinet.[2][3]

Background and education[edit]

She holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a Master of Medicine (MMed), specializing in Pediatrics.[2]


According to the website of the Rwandan ministry of health, D. Gashumba had been practicing medicine for 17 years as of 2016. For a period of three years she served as the medical director of Kibagabaga Hospital and Muhima Hospitals.[2][3] Between 2010 and 2016, she worked with a USAID-funded child and maternal health project as "Senior Team Leader" for quality and as "Deputy Chief of Party" The $57.3 million project covered 23 of Rwanda's 30 districts.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rwanda Eye Staff (5 October 2016). "'Cabinet reshuffle list' Dr Diane Gashumba is new health minister". Rwanda Eye (Rwandaeye.com) Quoting State House Kigali. Kigali. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e MOHR. "Profile of Dr. Diane Gashumba". Kigali: Ministry of Health (Rwanda) (MOHR).
  3. ^ a b AWIEF (2016). "Brief Biography of Dr. Diane Gashumba". Cape Town: Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF). Retrieved 22 June 2016.

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