Peter Drobac

Executive Director, University of Global Health Equity


Peter Drobac, MD, MPH is the co-founder and Executive Director of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Partners In Health’s groundbreaking new university in Rwanda. Working at the intersection of health, education and technology, UGHE aspires to train the next generation of global health leaders and to become a worldwide innovation hub for health care delivery science. 

For the past decade, Peter has played a key role in the remarkable transformation of Rwanda’s health system, which has helped a million people emerge from extreme poverty and delivered unprecedented gains in population health. As the Director of Partners In Health’s program in Rwanda, Peter helped to establish community-based health system incubators that developed care delivery innovations from HIV to cancer—many of which were brought to national scale. The University of Global Health Equity was established to disseminate Rwanda’s lessons across borders.

Peter is an internist, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist with fifteen years of experience in global health delivery and implementation science. He continues to practice in Boston through the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and teaches global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School.


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