Athanase Rukundo




Anna Tallmadge

Placement Country: Rwanda
Title: Clinical Services Officer
Partner: Health Builders
Health equity is all about eradicating all health disparities and ensuring all people get standard life-saving interventions regardless of their purchasing power.

Athanase Rukundo was born in Bugesera, Rwanda. He studied general medicine and surgery during his undergraduate career under a highly competitive Generation Rwanda Scholarship. After graduation, he served as a general practitioner. He volunteered at International Organization for Women and Development in various missions conducted in Rwanda. During these missions he surgically repaired obstetric fistulas, empowered health professionals, and equipped institutions with medical supplies in order to serve needy people and ensure health equity for all. He is an active member of Acts of Gratitude and was the recipient of The Queen's Young Leaders Award, which awards individuals who strive to foster the culture of giving back and share the beliefs that everyone can help.