Tag: healthpartnerships

Equipping rural communities with lifesaving skills

Max Burroughs, a therapy radiographer at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, used a CGHP grant to travel to Mwanza, Tanzania to help deliver training in four lifesaving areas. CGHP’s Grant Scheme supports Cambridgeshire-based healthcare staff to undertake voluntary healthcare placements with low- and middle-income countries. Max used his grant to travel to Mwanza, Tanzania with Pre-Hospital Care & …

Annual Event and Awards a big success

We welcomed nearly 100 attendees to CGHP’s Annual Event and Awards last month. Over the course of the evening, we heard from five inspiring speakers – all CGHP members who’ve lived and breathed some of our two-way health partnerships. They described work that is improving the delivery of critical care, access to education for children …

2024 Global Health Fellows

Amelia Benjamin Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology Amelia Benjamin is an ST3 Specialty Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, working in the East of England. She graduated in 2018 and has previously worked in hospitals in London. Amelia has a particular interest in antimicrobial resistance and the development of effective antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) practices. …

Uganda Cambridge Cancer Collaboration – Paediatric Cancer

This story is of Dr Denise Williams, the co-lead of the Paediatric Cancer Health Partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals and the Uganda Cancer Institute. In the picture Dr Williams (right) is with Dr Joyce Balagadde (left) co-lead of the partnership at UCI, holding newly developed information leaflets for patients. How did you get involved with …

Nursing in Kakamega

Catherine is Matron at Kakamega County Referral Hospital (KCTRH). She spent a week visiting Royal Papworth Hospital and Cambridge University Hospitals as part of a Commonwealth Partnership for Antimicrobial Stewardship. “Two women inspired me to become a nurse. My aunt, she was an amazing nurse. Growing up I really admired the care she provided to …

Pharmacy and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Kenya

Dr Lindsay Olima is the Secretary of Medicine and Therapeutic Committee at Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital (KCTRH) and the lead pharmacist in the Kakamega-Cambridge Partnership on Antimicrobial Stewardship. Dr Lindsay Olima is the Secretary of Medicine and Therapeutic Committee at Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital (KCTRH) and the lead pharmacist in the …

Obstetrics, Fellowships and Global Health

Dr Charlotte Patient is a consultant obstetrician at the Rosie Hospital, Cambridge, with a particular interest in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. She is the Head of School for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the East of England, with responsibility for the education, provision and quality of training in the region. She is the new …

In Conversation with Clare

Dr Clare Leong is an Infectious Diseases Registrar in Cambridge, and a key member of the new Harare – Cambridge partnership. Here she talks to us about her global health experiences, and involvement in the CGHP Zimbabwe partnership. About Clare Dr Clare Leong qualified as a doctor in 2014. After completing her foundation training in …

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 …

COVID-19 Series: Blog 8

In this blog, Fiona reflects on our last Global Health Café of 2020 where we joined with Zimbabwe Health Training Support to discuss mental health and partnership opportunities during COVID-19.