Global Health Day

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

The UNMC College of Public Health Center for Global Health and Development was excited to announce its first Global Health Day celebration. The College celebrated Global Health Day by sharing and informing global health knowledge, expertise, and experiences with the UNMC local and international communities. The event allowed those engaged in global health to come together, exchange knowledge across disciplines, and make connections.

Interdisciplinary by nature and collaborative in spirit, global health efforts encompass a range of academic fields, and scholars are committed to improving the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems around the globe. This event built on the work of global health practitioners from UNMC and beyond by bringing together partners, leaders, and young career professionals for a day of sharing and discussion.

 Global Health Day 2023 Photos

Pictured: Dr. Stephen Rulisa (left) and Dr. Manpreet Singh (right) 

Public Health in Rwanda by Dr. Stephen Rulisa

Progress and Innovations in Maternal and Newborn Health in LMICs by Dr. Manpreet Singh




Prof Stephen Rulisa, MD, FCOG (ECSA), PhD

Manpreet Singh, MB BChir, MPH

Dr. Stephen Rulisa is a Professor and the Chief Consultant OB/Gyn and researcher at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, with a PhD in Public Health from the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam. He has over 19 years of research and clinical experience.

Dr. Rulisa is the former Dean of School of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Rwanda & currently serves as a Clinician and Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with other adjunct appointments at International Universities.

He founded and chaired the Department of Education and Research at University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, a Founding Fellow of the East Central and Southern African College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ECSACOG) and currently chairs its Education and Research Standing committee.

He is the former President of Rwanda Medical Association, current Board member of Rwanda Medical Council and Rwanda Medical Journal, among others.

Dr. Manpreet Singh oversees strategy and operations for two teams at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Family Planning and Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (including Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition). In this role, he has supported the teams in developing new strategies, and is responsible for day-to-day strategy execution and operations.

Dr. Singh’s other experience spans clinical medicine, public health, and strategy consulting, and he has on-the-ground experience working in 11 countries across Africa and Asia. Before joining the foundation, he was an associate partner and deputy for health and nutrition at Dalberg Advisors, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Singh studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow.