The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health (IGH) and the Department of Health Promotion and Policy welcome Dr. Paul Coly, MD, and Jean Claude Niyibizi, B.Pharm, RPh., on Friday, October 1st, for the first talk in the IGH Global Health Seminar Series for 2021-2022. They will deliver a talk titled "African Health Systems: The Example of Rwanda & Senegal."

Dr. Paul Coly, MD is a 1989 graduate of the School of Medicine, at Dakar University as a medical doctor. He has a Certificate in Environmental Sciences at the Environmental Sciences Institute of Dakar University, and a certificate in Family Planning from John Hopkins. He received his MPH degree from George Washington University in 2016. After graduating from medical school, he worked in Occupational and Public Health in Senegal, before immigrating to the US.  He currently works for the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and as a lecturer at Baypath University.  He is a Fulbright Specialist and supports the UMass Amherst SPHHS Ghana Practicum Opportunity for Graduate Students interested in Global Health as a site supervisor.  He is fluent in both French and English. 

Jean Claude Niyibizi, B.Pharm, RPh. is Licensed Pharmacist who graduated the University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, in 2018 with first class honors and best award of excellence performance. He currently works with Partners In Health (PIH) in Rwanda as Pharmacy Program Coordinator for the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence.  His research interests include cancer biology, anti-cancer therapies, drug research and development, quality control, safety, and delivery.

The zoom link for the talk is: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97258295033

Contact Krishna Poudel, IGH Co-Director and Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy, at krishna@schoolph.umass.edu for more information.