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The latest updates from Cambridge Africa and our initiatives.

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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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COVID-19 Responses in Displaced Communities in Somalia

COVID-19 Responses in Displaced Communities in Somalia Dr Salome Bukachi (University of Nairobi, Kenya) & Dr Freya Jephcott (Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge) We propose building on Africa’s Voices…

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Sentiment and opinion analysis of public space physical activity in Lagos during lockdown

Sentiment and opinion analysis of public space physical activity in Lagos during lockdown: a data-driven approach to developing context-aware public health messaging to reduce disease vulnerability and improve COVID-19 control.

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Design and implementation of a medical oxygen concentrator for resource limited settings

Design and implementation of a medical oxygen concentrator for resource limited settings PIs: Dr Richard Ayah (University of Nairobi, Kenya) & Dr David Fairen-Jimenez (Dept Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, University of…

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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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