Cambridge Africa Updates

The latest updates from Cambridge Africa and our initiatives.

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

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Fifteen essays on what gender equality means to young African women.

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Transforming the cowpea in Ghana.

Dr John Eleblu tells the ongoing story of his dream to transform cowpea plants using the 'resurrection gene'. 

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The Chemotherapy Safety Project between the Uganda Cancer Institute and Cambridge

Written by Dr Joyce Balagadde-Kambugu, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Uganda Cancer Institute and Dr Denise Williams, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

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Cambridge-Africa Scholars Feb 2021

Cambridge-Africa Scholars Touch-base – lost count of the days in! Written by Dr Chioma Achi Friday, the 12 of February 2021 was another fun moment with Cambridge-Africa Scholars.

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First weeks at work: How is it working in Cambridge? I have been asked.

Written by Tabitha Mwangi, Cambridge Africa Programme Manager Starting a new job during the lockdown means that I actually can’t tell you much.

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Online Placental Biology Course 2021, 5th to 9th July 2021

Online Placental Biology Course 2021, 5th to 9th July 2021 Written by Erica Watson, Tereza Cindrova-Davies, Noelia Corral-Ferre and Kathy Niakan The Centre for Trophoblast Research at the University of Cambridge announces…

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Earliest Evidence for animals crawling onto land in Africa

Written by Dr Neil Davies and Dr Cameron Penn-Clarke Our project‘s purpose was to reveal an African perspective on one of the most important periods of our planet’s history.

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Camel Health – the life blood of a Kenyan Community

Camel Health – the life blood of a Kenyan Community By Dr Joel Bargul Importance of Camels in northern Kenya Livestock can be the sole source of nutrition and livelihoods in largely nomadic…

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An Investigation into the Virome of Ticks at the Wildlife-Livestock Interface in Uganda

Written by Dr Eddie Wampande I am a Senior lecturer in the Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology at Makerere University, Uganda, post-doctoral THRiVE fellow.

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Evaluation and feasibility study on the OVSI ventilator in ICU patients with acute respiratory failure in a low-income country setting: a prospective observational comparative study

Written by Dr Arthur Kwizera, Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive care at Makerere University College of Health Sciences and a staff intensivist at the Mulago National Referral Hospital Intensive care…

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Reflections from Sabastine Eugene Arthur on his Cambridge-Africa Scholarship Journey

We talked to recent graduate and Cambridge-Africa scholar Dr Sabastine Arthur about his time in Cambridge. Before Cambridge The Cambridge-Africa PhD scholarship was a life changer.

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