Past Events

14th October 2021 

Cambridge Global Health Café – Sierra Leone

We had three fantastic presentations sharing partnerships and projects with Sierra Leone. Included was the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, the Lung Health Centre and the Bo Stroke Partnership. Two partnerships are lead by Sierra Leonean diaspora living in Cambridge.

5th May 2021

Student Experiences of Global Health: Stories and Opportunities

We had a very insightful global health café with Students for Global Health. Speakers included Alastair Blake, a former CGHP volunteer in Botswana now working in health systems and Rhiannon Osborne, a medical student at Cambridge with experience working in the global health field.

There was a real focus on how Global Health is such a multi-disciplinary field, with a such a vast variety of skillsets needed to address global health challenges. During the discussion, it was mentioned several times how anyone and everyone is part of the global health community and can contribute since there are so many aspects to it – equity, economics, climate justice and policy to name a few.

Several questions were asked on how to get involved with global health as a student. Everyone agreed on the importance of doing your research- go with an organisation that has a well established relationship with an overseas partner. So why is this so important? It is vital that activity responds to the needs of the partner, not what those visiting think is best. If you are going overseas, prepare and reflect on what you want to get out of your experience but also what you have to offer so you can really get the most out of your experience. Having said that, as Covid-19 has shown us, don’t just see global health as something you do by travelling overseas. The bottom line is definitely just to jump at any

23rd February 2021 

8000 Miles from Cambridge: CBC Makes a Difference in Global Health

Join us on a global journey as we discuss global health activity taking place on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Led by Cambridge Global Health Partnerships, speakers reflected on their overseas experiences in Myanmar, Uganda and beyond. Speakers include CGHP committee member, Dr Sue Broster and CUH Director of Communications, Ali Bailey.

The 1-hour virtual event encouraged us to consider collaboration both on the campus and internationally. Speakers discussed the health partnerships model and how this methodology can inform closer collaborations and synergies here in Cambridge.

9th & 19th November 2020

East of England Global Health Conference – Research, Education & Practice

Two half – day sessions, bringing together an interdisciplinary panel of guest speakers and experts in the field of global health. The theme was collaboration for impact. Speakers include Dame Sally Davies and Professor Amanda Howe.

You can watch all sessions here. 

22nd September 2020 

Partnerships During Crisis.

COVID-19 – Can We Build Back Better?

A webinar event chaired by Dr Mike More (Chair, Cambridge University Hospitals). The event explored the impact and experiences of global health partnerships during the pandemic. You can watch the event here.

“The world is one family. The pandemic has taught us that we must overcome. Learning is bidirectional and commitment from both sides of the partnership makes it work.” – Dr Thinn Thinn Hlaing

10th September 2020 

Global Health Café (virtual)

This month the theme was Myanmar! We welcomed inspiring speakers from across the region, including Dr Ashok Daya Ram, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Trust. Physiotherapists Caroline Kelly, Sam Coleman, and Critical Care Nurse, Robyn Winters, also shared their experiences of long term volunteering in Yangon. Speakers touched on the importance of global health engagement for staff development within the NHS, and the value in delivering virtual training for partners overseas.

The cafe is an informal event which aims to bring together those interested in global health, to discuss and share learning and experiences.

The event is free, and occurs every 6 weeks. The next event – 21st October, registration available in coming weeks.

18th June 2020 

Global Health Café (virtual)

The first online Café was a resounding success, welcoming inspiring speakers and great attendance. Prof Topun Austin, Dr Thet Win-Aung, and Dr Ros Parkes-Ratanshi discussed Covid-19’s harsh truths and silver linings, coping with loneliness in lock down and adapting to UK life, and Uganda’s response to the pandemic. The three stories mixed elements of the personal, professional, global and local.

The cafe is an informal event which aims to bring together those interested in global health, to discuss and share learning and experiences.

The event is free, and occurs every 6 weeks. The next event – 30th July, registration available in coming weeks.

27 February 2020

Strategy 2020+ Launch @ Cambridge Global Health Café

The second CGHP Global Health Cafe. This month’s global health get-together was combined with the CGHP Strategy 2020+ Launch.

27 January 2020

CGHP birthday @ Cambridge Global Health Café

A social get together for all those interested in global health. This is a monthly event which aims to offer stimulating discussion on trending topics in global health.

27th November 2019

CGHP – What’s It All About?

An interactive workshop discussing the safety, ethics and effectiveness of health partnerships. An opportunity for prospective volunteers to learn more about the work of CGHP.

30th October 2019

The Role of Health Partnerships in Tackling Global Health Challenges

An evening of informative talks and networking to learn about the work of Cambridge Global health Partnerships and the major challenges in global health.

Speakers included Professor Sharon Peacock CBE, Reem Santos, Dr Rowan Burnstein, Dr Musa Sekikubo, Artika Datta and Dr Frances Nelson.

14th March 2018

East of England Global Health Conference

We co-hosted a half day conference, with an evening keynote session to celebrate and share learning of global health initiatives across the East of England region.  The conference encouraged and enabled more collaboration between clinicians and academics and launched the East of England Global Health Partnerships Network.

25th January 2018

Global Health Volunteering: Making it Safe, Effective and Ethical

A workshop for clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals and academics in Cambridgeshire interested in global health volunteering. Hear from a range of people involved with the charity so that you can understand more about the values, practices and priorities of our global health programme.

23rd November 2017

Celebrating 10 years of Cambridge Global Health Partnerships!

Over the past decade we have worked to establish sustainable, innovative and collaborative partnerships. On 23 November, 2017 we heard keynotes from our country partners including Shenaaz El-Halabi, Permanent Secretary of Health, Botswana and Andrew Bastawrous, co-founder of Peek (Portable Eye Examination Kit) Vision. The keynotes and volunteer presentations were followed by a drinks reception.