Health equity means an inclusive health system with services available, accessible, acceptable and of good quality to everyone without discrimination.
Julienne Niyikora graduated from the University of Rwanda with a degree in pharmacy. During her studies, Julienne participated in various activities organized by the Rwandan Pharmacy Students’ Association, including anti-tobacco and family planning campaigns which focused on improving health within the university and surrounding community. After graduation, she worked in a community pharmacy before pursuing further studies in public health. Under a Swedish government scholarship, Julienne completed a Master of Public Health with a concentration in health economics at the University of Gothenburg. Julienne took courses that increased her knowledge and passion about health, welfare, health economics, and human rights. She has also worked as a research assistant on a qualitative study at the Centre for Person-centred Care at University of Gothenburg.