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The latest updates from Cambridge Africa and our initiatives.

COVID 19 and Mental Health

COVID-19 and Psychological Wellbeing of Frontline Workers in Ghana

Covid-19 and the psychological wellbeing of frontline workers in Ghana* PIs: Dr Samuel Adjorlolo (Department of Mental Health, University of Ghana, Ghana) & Dr Justice Tankebe (Institute of Criminology/Law, University of...

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SARS-CoV-2 Immune correlates of protection in Nigeria (SIP-NG)

SARS-CoV-2 Immune correlates of protection in Nigeria (SIP-NG)* PIs: Alphonsus Chinedu Ugwu (Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Disease (ACEGID) Redeemers’ University, Nigeria) & Jonathan Heeney (Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge,UK) The COVID-19...

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54 days in: remote up-grading(s), Cameroonian politics, College life and football!

Written by Amit Bhasin, C-A Programme Manager Yet another great hang-out yesterday with a number of the Cambridge-Africa Scholars, some 54 days after the University entered its Red Phase in response...

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Expansion of COVID-19 diagnostic capacity in Madagascar

Expansion of COVID-19 diagnostic capacity in Madagascar* PIs: Professor Raphaël Rakotozandrindrainy (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar) & Professor Gordon Dougan (Dept of Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK) COVID-19 has been reported in three...

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The effects of COVID-19 on education in Ethiopia: Informing short- and medium-term policy responses

The effects of COVID-19 on education in Ethiopia: Informing short- and medium-term policy responses* PIs: Professor Tassew Woldehanna, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & Professor Pauline Rose, Faculty of Education, University of...

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Expansion of COVID-19 Diagnostic Capacity in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Expansion of COVID-19 Diagnostic Capacity in the Democratic Republic of Congo* PIs: Dr Sheila Makiala, Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, DRC & Professor Gordon Dougan Dept of Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK....

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Scaling up COVID-19 testing through open science hardware and local manufacturing in Ethiopia

Scaling up COVID-19 testing through open science hardware and local manufacturing in Ethiopia* PI’s: Dr Kassahun Tesfaye (Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute (EBTi), Ethiopia) & Dr Jenny Molloy (Dept of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University...

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Rapid response to the COVID-19 crisis using digital fabrication in Malawi

Rapid response to the COVID-19 crisis using digital fabrication in Malawi* PIs: Lucia Corsini (Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, UK), Mayamiko Nkoloma (The Malawi Polytechnic, University of Malawi)...

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COVID-19 Diaries: A joint blog from the Cambridge-Africa team while working from home

Since the end of March 2020, with the start of new COVID-19 measures, we have been working from home.

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Responding to COVID-19 in Somalia: interactive mass media, 1-to-1 messaging and rapid insights from citizen feedback

PIs: Dr Sharath Srinivasan, University of Cambridge, Dr George Gathigi, University of Nairobi and Samuel Kimeu, Africa’s Voices The Somalia Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in...

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Hanging out and catching up remotely with the C-A Scholars in lock-down..

Written by Amit Bhasin, C-A Programme Manager After a crazy few weeks for everyone, adjusting to working from home and contributing in their own small ways to the COVID-19 pandemic, I...

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Missives from MillNETi: Interdisciplinary working to tackle iron deficiency

Picture Credit: Tadesse Fenta (Helen Walle, PhD student at Bahir Dar University, carrying out microbiological analysis of injera) Missives from MillNETi: Interdisciplinary working to tackle iron deficiency Written by Joanna Wolstenholme, MillNETi...

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