For me, health equity means having equal and good quality access to all basic necessities of life, namely, food, clothes, shelter and access to healthcare services.
Patrick Mugiraneza hails from Kigali, Rwanda. He has a strong interest in how agriculture impacts health and nutritional outcomes in the world. Patrick volunteered as an in-country volunteer at the International Citizen Service, a UK government volunteering program, where he participated in community development activities, such as house-building and literacy education. He also worked as an assistant lecturer at the University of Rwanda's College of Agriculture. Patrick was a recipient of the Mandela Washington Fellow Award in 2017, and he was a runner-up for the Queen Elizabeth Young Leader Award in 2016. In his free time, Patrick enjoys going for walks, watching football and basketball, and listening to music and motivational podcasts. He holds a Master of Science from Royal Agricultural University in England.