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Agnes Binagwaho

Agnes Binagwaho

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Agnes Binagwaho, a former minister of health of Rwanda, is Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences and a member of the US National Academy of Medicine.

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  1. An Interview with Agnes Binagwaho
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    An Interview with Agnes Binagwaho

    Jun 15, 2021 Agnes Binagwaho

  2. Lessons from Rwanda’s Fight Against COVID-19
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    Lessons from Rwanda’s Fight Against COVID-19

    Dec 31, 2020 Agnes Binagwaho shows that an emphasis on equity and access in health care can be more effective than the best technologies.

  3. Communicating Public Health and Social Justice
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    Communicating Public Health and Social Justice

    Aug 13, 2020 Laura Wotton & Agnes Binagwaho show why Rwanda has outperformed the United Kingdom in containing COVID-19 cases and deaths.

  4. A Formula for Health Equity
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    A Formula for Health Equity

    Nov 8, 2017 Agnes Binagwaho explains how even a country as poor as Rwanda can guarantee access to medical care for all.

  5. Diet and Growth
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    Diet and Growth

    May 31, 2013 Agnes Binagwaho on the devastating effects of childhood undernourishment.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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