212. Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto, South Africa

Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) is one of Africa’s leading research centres, situated at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital—known locally as ‘Bara’—in Soweto, Johannesburg. PHRU is affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand and engages in research, training, policy-formulation and advocacy concerning HIV-positive and -negative people and their children.

Specifically, PHRU conducts adult, paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment research, HIV prevention research and investigations into tuberculosis and other HIV co-infections. In addition to the numerous pharmaceutical and publicly-funded clinical trials, the unit also conducts important behavioural and social science research, advocates for research access and provides needed care to the people of Soweto.

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316. The Touch Foundation, Mwanza, Tanzania

The Touch Foundation is a secular non-profit organization committed to improving the health of the Tanzanian people by strengthening their health system across the different levels of care, from tertiary hospital down to village-level facilities. We expand our impact across Tanzania by sharing our on-the-ground experience and acquired knowledge with the local and international public health community.


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320. University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new university based in Rwanda that is training the next generation of global health professionals, including doctors, nurses, researchers, veterinarians, and public health and policy experts, to be leaders and changemakers who strive to deliver equitable, quality health services for all. An initiative of Partners In Health (PIH) led by internationally recognized faculty and staff from around the world, UGHE is an independent, accredited university that builds on PIH’s three decades of experience in delivering health services to some of the world’s poorest communities. By infusing the best new ideas in higher education and experiential learning, and by partnering with faculty from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, Tufts University, Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, the Rwanda Biomedical Center, and other institutions, UGHE students receive an education that takes them out of traditional classrooms and equips them to develop evidence-based solutions to real global health challenges. Modeled after a similar program at Harvard Medical School, the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) provides a one-of-a-kind learning experience fundamentally rooted in the principles of global health, One Health, epidemiology, global health policy, management, health finance, and leadership. With a unique focus on practical experiences outside the classroom, the MGHD program ensures that students understand the complexity of delivering care in all settings. MGHD graduates are government officials developing innovative policies to expand life-saving programs. They are clinicians who diagnose and treat physical and social factors that make their patients sick. They lead programs and NGOs that improve health and save lives

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