Tag: healthpartnerships

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.

COVID-19 Series: Blog 7

In this blog, Sophie reflects on the past year at CGHP and the impact the pandemic has had on programme activity. Aside from cancelled plans and overseas visits, the pandemic has encouraged CGHP to consider novel approaches in delivering programme activity. Join us in reflecting on 2020 at CGHP, celebrating our successes and exciting developments on the horizon.

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 …

COVID-19 Series: Blog 5

Written by CGHP Director, Evelyn Brealey. This blog explores the communication app WhatsApp and the role it has to play in health partnerships. Her blog highlights the value of such communication tools, and the profound displays of humility and solidarity which she has seen during the pandemic.