Cambridge Africa Updates

The latest updates from Cambridge Africa and our initiatives.


Suffrage Science Award Winner 2021-2022 - Dr Mary Chama

The list of science prizes awarded each year is long and growing but the selection process is often opaque and team effort or mentorship are rarely prized.

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Education in the context of multiple crises: reflections from the field

  Teachers creating alphabet charts for their classrooms at a training workshop, September 2020 On October 12, 2020, the Adamawa state government directed the immediate reopening of its schools.

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African Virology Congress

With the current SARS-CoV-2 and other viral pandemics crippling economies and seriously affecting health-care systems in Africa, and by extension, globally, it has become important that a platform be created…

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Demystifying the COVID-19 infodemic

Written by Dr Diepeveen (Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University) & Dr Gagliardone (University of the Witwatersrand) The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted dramatic gains in interdisciplinary research to understand…

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Inaugural Dr Amit Bhasin Prize

  Dr Amit Bhasin was the programme manager for Cambridge-Africa from 2019 to 2020.

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Online Placental Biology Course 2021

The Centre for Trophoblast Research at the University of Cambridge run a 5-day Placenta Biology course from 5th to 9th July 2021.

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Corinna Alberg on her time in Cambridge-Africa

  When Tabitha Mwangi, the Cambridge-Africa manager, asked me to sum up my experiences with Cambridge-Africa over the last five years in a short blog, this seemed like quite a challenge.…

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Hunting an elusive parasite vector

Joel Ltilitan Bargul was born in Laisamis in Marsabit County of northern Kenya.

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PhD student tackling Antimicrobial resistance.

Chioma Rita Achi is a final year PhD student supported by the Cambridge-Africa programme. Her journey to the University of Cambridge was not straightforward.

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Cambridge-Africa Research Fund Call 2021 Launch

Written by Parinaz Hariri and Dr Tabitha Mwangi Today (1st June), Cambridge-Africa has launched the Alborada Research Fund call for 2021.

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THRiVE’s Support for Research at Gulu University, Uganda

THRiVE’s Support for Research at Gulu University, Uganda THRiVE (Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence) is a consortium of universities and research institutes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

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CA PhD scholars latest catch up

Our second meeting this year on Friday afternoon on the 9th April started with some good news.

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