Cyprien Baribwira, MD

Cyprien Baribwira PortraitCyprien Baribwira, MD,has spent 27 years working in Sub-Saharan Africa as a lecturer, clinician, researcher, HIV/pediatric specialist, and program lead in malaria, maternal and child health, nutrition, and diarrhea.

He started working in Rwanda in 2000 as senior lecturer and head of the pediatric department in the University Teaching Hospital of Butare and then in supporting human resources development with Belgian cooperation. In 2009, he joined UMB-Rwanda as medical director, focusing on the remote districts and supporting policy, guidelines, tools, and development. Since 2011, as country director, he has implemented Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded health system strengthening projects dedicated to supporting Rwanda’s Ministry of Health to sustain quality HIV services.