Category Archives: Experience

The challenges of COVID-19 – My Story from Zimbabwe

Dr Pamela Gorejena-Chidawanyika (left) is an internal medicine consultant at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH). Pamela is the Harare lead for the online monthly sharing and learning sessions between University of Harare and Cambridge healthcare professionals. My name is Pamela Gorejena-Chidawanyika. I am a University of Zimbabwe (UZ) lecturer in the Department of Primary Health …

My COVID-19 Story from Kenya

Dr Sheila Kirongothi is a medical doctor working at KUTRRH Critical Care Department and has been a frontline worker against COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya. She graduated from Kenyatta University School of Medicine in 2019. She is an aspiring anaesthesiologist and critical care physician.  My name is Sheila Kirongothi, I am a Senior House officer in …

Saving Sight in Botswana

We met online with Pearl Katlego Mbulawa. Pearl is as an ophthalmic nurse, specialising in diabetic retinopathy at Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) in Gaborone, Botswana. Pearl trained to be a nurse in IHS Lobatse, before completing her specialised training in ophthalmic nursing in Malawi in 2001. Pearl has had long standing links with Cambridge dating …

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. …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

CGHP Grant Scheme in the Philippines

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 …

Kampala-Cambridge Partnership and Pharmacy

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 …