Diane Gashumba

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Diane Gashumba
Cabinet Minister of Health
Rwandan Cabinet
In office
October 4 2016 – 14 February 2020
Prime MinisterÉdouard Ngirente
Preceded byAgnes Binagwaho
Succeeded byDaniel Ngamije
Personal details
ResidenceKigali, Rwanda
EducationDoctor of Medicine
Master of Medicine in Pediatrics
OccupationPediatrician, medical administrator, politician
Known forPublic service

Diane Gashumba MD, MMed (Pediatrics), is a Rwandan pediatrician, medical administrator and politician. She served as Minister of Health in the cabinet of Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente.[1] She was appointed to that position on 4 October 2016.[2][3]

Before that, from 26 March 2016 until 4 October 2016, Gashumba served as the Cabinet Minister of Gender and Family Promotion in the cabinet of Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi.[3][4]

Background and education[edit]

Gashumba holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a Master of Medicine (MMed), specializing in Pediatrics.[3]


According to the website of the Rwandan ministry of health, 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.[3][4] 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.[3]

Since 2018, Gashumba has been serving on the joint World Bank/WHO Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), co-chaired by Elhadj As Sy and Gro Harlem Brundtland.[5]

Other activities[edit]

  • RBM Partnership to End Malaria, Member of the Board (since 2019)[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ntirenganya, Emmanuel (2020-02-15). "Rwanda: Health Minister Dr Gashumba Resigns". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c d e MOHR. "Profile of Dr. Diane Gashumba". Kigali: Ministry of Health (Rwanda) (MOHR).
  4. ^ a b AWIEF (2016). "Brief Biography of Dr. Diane Gashumba". Cape Town: Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF). Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  5. ^ WHO and World Bank Group Join Forces to Strengthen Global Health Security World Bank, press release of May 24, 2018.
  6. ^ Two outstanding women leaders join the RBM Partnership to End Malaria Board RBM Partnership to End Malaria, press release of 4 November 2019.

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