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Cambridge Africa Updates

The latest updates from Cambridge Africa and our initiatives.

Ethiopia

What are the challenges for reopening schools in Ethiopia? Perspectives of school principals and teachers

This blog highlights some of the key messages from a recent phone survey carried out with school principals and teachers in Ethiopia.

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Enhancing opportunities for African post-docs

Written by Dr Carol Ibe My time working at the Cambridge-Africa Programme! I spent three months working with the Cambridge-Africa team between May and July.

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Bongumenzi Sithembiso Nxumalo, PhD in Archaeology

Cambridge-Scholar Bongumenzi Sithembiso Nxumalo shares his PhD journey Before Cambridge I was born in Kwa-Nongoma, in the north-eastern rural parts of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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The SRA Bioinformatics and Open Lab Drug Discovery Conference and workshop, 3rd to 5th December, The Gambia

Written by Dr Bridget Bannerman, University of Cambridge  The SRA Bioinformatics and Open Lab Drug Discovery Conference was hosted from December 3rd to 5th, 2019 at the Medical Research Council, the London...

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Group B strep and ‘the bigger picture’

Written by Christine Boinett and Dorota Jamrozy Few people have heard of Streptococcus agalactiae and even fewer associate it with meningitis.

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Development of Serological Assays to study antibody responses in Ghanaian COVID-19 Patients

Photo from right: Dr. Aniefiouk Udoakang (Visiting Post Doc), Ms. Claudia Ayigba (PhD Student), Dr. Aniefiouk Udoakang (Visiting Post Doc), Mr. Sylvester Languon (Research Assistant) and Ms.

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98 days in

98 days in: The future of formal halls and staying motivated while working remotely Written by Chioma Achi, Cambridge-Africa PhD Scholar While COVID-19 cases appear to be declining in certain parts of the...

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DRTC-Bingham Drosophila Workshop, Karu, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Written by Dr Abolaji (Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Universityof Ibadan, Nigeria) and Dr Whitworth (MRC Mitochondria Biology Unit, University of Cambridge) In 2019, Dr...

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Rapid response to crisis using digital fabrication in Ethiopia

PIs: Lucia Corsini (Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, UK), Dr Tilahun (Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University) Co-Is: Dr James Moultrie ( Department of Engineering, Cambridge...

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Equity re-examined: Children with disabilities and their education during COVID-19 in Malawi

Equity re-examined: Children with disabilities and their education during COVID-19 in Malawi* PIs: Dr Eric Umar (College of Medicine, University of Malawi) and Professor Nidhi Singal (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge)  The COVID-19...

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84 days in: touch-base “Remembering Amit”

Written by Chioma Achi, Cambridge-Africa PhD Scholar 84 days in: touch-base “Remembering Amit” I would have been looking forward to reading Amit’s blog after the touch-base with us Cambridge-Africa scholars today....

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Conspiracies, COVID-19 and Social Media in Africa: Navigating public information campaigns in a digital age

Conspiracies, COVID-19 and Social Media in Africa: Navigating public information campaigns in a digital age PIs: Dr Iginio Gagliardone (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) & Dr Stephanie Diepeveen (Department of...

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