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Cynthia Dushime

Cynthia

Co-fellow

Colin

Colin McWatters

Placement Country: Rwanda
Title: Medical Internship Coordinator
Partner: Ministry of Health – Rwanda
Health equity means quality healthcare services and resources are accessible by every human being with fairness, justice and dignity. It is when health is not compromised with an individual or population's social, economic, cultural or political factors.

Cynthia Dushime hails from Rwanda. She is committed to creating a world where quality healthcare services and resources are accessible by every human being with fairness, justice and dignity. Prior to joining GHC, Cynthia served as an Administrative and Operations Assistant at Health Builders in Kigali, where she coordinated communication materials, conducted research, and assisted with project management. She has also worked as Assistant to the Director of Academic Programs at Kepler, where she took the lead on administrative coordination. She has volunteered as Vice President of Kepler's Gender Equity Committee, working to integrate gender sensitivity into school and community policies. Cynthia is approaching her GHC fellowship year as more than just a work and training experience for 365 days - she sees it as a "paradigm shift leading and shaping [her] to become a transformative leader who will advocate for health equity locally and globally for many more years to come.