RGB and RBC get new leaders

By IGIHE
On 30 July 2019 at 12:25

The extraordinary Cabinet meeting held yesterday on Monday 29th July 2019, chaired by President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro made reforms in Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) appointing Dr. Usta Kaitesi as the Chief Executive Officer while Dr. Emmanuel Nibishaka was appointed RBG Deputy CEO.

Dr. Kayitesi who formerly served as RGB Deputy CEO has replaced Prof. Anastase Shyaka who was appointed Minister of Local Government (MINALOC).

Dr. Usta Kaitesi holds a PhD in Law. She served as a lecturer at the former National University of Rwanda (NUR), and later appointed the Principal of College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) when NUR was merged with all public universities in Rwanda before her appointment at RGB.

She was among 7 commissioners that technically assisted Parliament in redrafting the supreme law in a bid to cater to requests by millions of Rwandans calling for the amendment of the Constitution on presidential term limits. She was vice president of the commission.

The cabinet has also appointed Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana as the new Director-General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), replacing Dr. Jeannine Condo who has led the institution since February 2016.

Nsanzimana has formerly served as the Division Manager of the HIV Division in RBC.
Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana is a medical doctor specialized in HIV global management.

He holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Rwanda and is freshly concluding a Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology at the Basel Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Currently, Dr. Nsanzimana serves as the Director of National HIV Program for Rwanda and Division Manager for HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis at the Institute of HIV Disease Prevention and Control, Rwanda Biomedical Center.

For the last decade, Dr. Nsanzimana has worked for the national HIV program, gaining senior-level experience in HIV program design, strategic planning, implementation, and operational research with a focus on global care and treatment of people living with and affected by HIV.

He also served as a principal investigator for several large research projects including clinical trials in Rwanda and multi-country research collaborations.

He has served on several HIV guidelines development group panels of the World Health Organization.

He is a peer reviewer for scientific journals and has published extensively on HIV, STIs, TB, viral hepatitis and cancer in Rwanda and globally.

Dr. Nsanzimana is a fellow at the African Scientific Institute and serves as a faculty member at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda, through which he developed and teaches a case entitled “The HIV Program Scale-Up in Rwanda: 20 years of Experience”.

Dr. Usta Kaitesi served as a lecturer at the former National University of Rwanda (NUR).
Dr. Nsanzimana is a fellow at the African Scientific Institute and serves as a faculty member at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda

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