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COVID success story: Rwanda



Rwanda has so far registered fewer than 200 cases of COVID-19. According to its former health minister Agnes Binagwaho, the low numbers are due to government action that was faster than in other countries.

The vice-chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, a Partners in Health initiative that trains medical professionals for work in low resource settings, Binagwaho is a prominent voice on the global health stage. In this interview with Devex’s President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar, she tackles a number of issues related to the pandemic, including how social distancing can work in low-income countries.


Binagwaho, who is also a senior adviser to the World Health Organization, also addresses the controversy over U.S. President Donald Trump‘s attacks on the organization.