Category Archives: Experience

Derek Jones – The CGHP Challenge

The CGHP Challenge began on 26th April 2020. The team put a global spin on the 2.6 challenge, asking supporters to donate miles in order to reach partners in Kampala, and Gaborone. We are now announcing the second stage of the challenge: we want to raise £1 for every mile and travel back to Cambridge. …

Patrick Lebbie – Stroke in Sierra Leone

We chatted to CGHP grant recipient Patrick Lebbie. Patrick is a retired stroke Nurse Specialist, who was based on the R2 Accustroke unit at Cambridge University Hospitals. Patrick originally hails from Sierra Leone, and upon retirement decided to dedicate his time to establishing a stroke unit in Bo. This is Patrick’s story. “I spent the …

Margaret Baron – Ripples of Kindness

Margaret Baron is a Resuscitation Officer at Cambridge University Hospitals. In 2018, Margaret returned to her native Philippines to support dementia awareness and establish a Meals on Wheels service for the vulnerable and disabled in the community. Margaret has been awarded two grants from CGHP to assist and facilitate her volunteer work in the Philippines. …

Ronald Onegwa – Pharmacy in Kampala

A conversation with Ronald Onegwa, Pharmacist at Kawempe National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. From a young age, Ronald was set on pursuing a career in health care; “it was my passion to be a healthcare worker, in order to achieve it I had to work hard”. The sad loss of family and friends to HIV/AIDS …

Kate Thorndike – Pharmacy and Postgraduate Studies in Global Health

Kate Thorndike is a Specialist Transplant Pharmacy Technician based at Cambridge University Hospitals. In 2019, Kate joined the Kampala-Cambridge Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention Control partnership. Spending a week in Kampala with a multidisciplinary team, Kate delivered workshops and training sessions with partners. Alongside her day job, Kate is studying for an MSc in Global …

Margaret Baron – CGHP Grant recipient

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships offers grants to individuals engaging in global health volunteering. CUH Resuscitation Officer, Margaret Baron is a two-time recipient of the grant scheme. Over the past 2 years, these grants have enabled Margaret to return to her home country of the Philippines, in order to engage in a variety of voluntary global health …

Reem Santos – Kampala-Cambridge Partnership

CUH Lead Pharmacist – Antimicrobials, Reem Santos, began her Addenbrooke’s career in 2002, later specialising in microbiology and infectious diseases in 2007. In 2019, Reem became involved in the Kampala – Cambridge Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) and Infection Control Partnership. Over the past year, Reem has played a focal role in the development of this health …