Given my background as a pediatrician and enthusiasm for research, I was very proud to be the first person to receive a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the College of Business and Economics of the University of Rwanda in August 2014. My thesis on improving the health of children with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda has meant a great deal to me.
More information regarding the announcement of the degree can be found here. I've also included a picture from the special graduation day below:
Additionally, since receiving my PhD, a number of people have inquired about my ability to manage the various responsibilities before me in a given day. I very much enjoyed my interview with the New Times reporter - Collins Mwai - who captured my reflections on this topic in this piece published on Sept. 3rd: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2014-09-03/389/news-career:-dr-binagwaho-tips-on-juggling-education-and-work (see text below)
"Following its merger, the University of Rwanda passed out its first graduates in various disciplines and levels this year and among them was Dr Agnès Binagwaho, the Minister for Health.