The latest updates from Cambridge Africa and our initiatives.

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Tonny Okedi reflects on his PhD journey

Tonny Okedi started his PhD journey at the University of Cambridge in 2018 and has recently defended his thesis. In this blog, he talks about his experience while here.

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The International Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Africa branch meeting.

 At last, an in-person meeting, a break from Zoom and a thoroughly enjoyable meeting of the African branch of the international society for paediatric oncology in Uganda! Written by Prof.…

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Cambridge worth a visit for research and leisure: Reflecting on my short stay in Cambridge

Engida Esayas Dube (PhD) Cambridge-Africa Visiting Research Fellow, 20 February to 20 March 2022 Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge I hold a PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies (Specialising in Socioeconomic Development…

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A compact soil and water analytical platform in Uganda

The Mobile and high precision soil testing platform donated by the Cambridge-Africa programme, was launched in Feb 2022 at Kawanda Agricultural Research Institute, Central Uganda.

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Resty Nabeeta -2021 CRUKCI "Summer" Research student

I got the opportunity to attend a 10 weeks summer research training at the Cancer Research Institute at the University of Cambridge from October 25th to December 16th 2021.

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A Life in Research - Dr Bongumenzi Nxumalo

Written by Dr Tabitha Mwangi, Cambridge Africa Programme Manager, University of Cambridge and published in Kenya Airways magazine  Meet the South African archaeologist who has shone new light on the ancient…

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Faith Nakazzi at CRUK - Cambridge Institute

  Faith in her lab in Uganda  I hold a master’s degree in Immunology and Clinical microbiology from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda and a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from the same university.…

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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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