News

19th March 2020 

Alcohol gel at the ready! 

In early 2019, Cambridge Global Health Partnerships (CGHP) was awarded funding to develop a new partnership centred around antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention control. The partnership builds on established relationships with partners in Kampala, Uganda. The goal of the project has been to reduce healthcare associated infections on the obstetric and neonatal wards through increased skills, knowledge and understanding.

Since its inception, the partnership has gone from strength to strength. Over the past months, with the support of the UK team, partners in Kampala have begun producing alcohol gel on site. This gel is now readily available in dispensers throughout the hospital.

Banners and t-shirts advocating the importance of hand hygiene can also be seen across the hospitals as a reminder to staff and patients. Now that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, the arrival of both alcohol gel and advocacy materials strikes as timely. This is a stark reminder of the invaluable role health partnerships play in tackling global health challenges.


17th March 2020 

Announcement regarding COVID-19 and contacting CGHP

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships and Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust have implemented temporary measures to help reduce the risk of infection, including postponing or cancelling non-essential meetings and visits to our partner hospitals in UK and overseas, until further notice. Our staff are now working from home and all our core activities are moving forward as usual.

We remain committed to our partners, members and supporters and to enabling healthcare professionals in Cambridge and around the world to improve healthcare safely, effectively, and ethically.

If you need to get in touch with any of us, we are available on our usual work email addresses. You can also email cghp@at4addenbrookes.org.uk to reach CGHP and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


11th December 2019 

AMS Partnership – Visit to Uganda

Trip number 3 for the antimicrobial partnership! This time, Evelyn joined the team who were following up and providing additional mentoring and support following the training delivered during the previous visit. This visit was particularly timely as it coincided with World Antibiotic Awareness week.

 

In addition to supporting the team, Evelyn met with key partners and stakeholders in Kampala including the British High Commission and UK Department for International Development. She has been collaborating with the Ministry of Health in Uganda, securing a Memorandum of Understanding for our partnership.


4th December 2019 

CGHP – What’s It All About?

Last week we held an informative workshop at the Clinical School for prospective volunteers. The aim of the workshop was to provide an overview of CGHP’s partnership and the different tiers of support we offer to NHS staff.

The session featured talks by CGHP staff on the charity’s core values of safe, effective and ethical volunteering. Our team also instructed volunteers on the  Principles of Partnerships developed by THET.

A panel discussion by former volunteers, Dr Tom Bashford, Dr Jane MacDougall and Dr Denise Williams followed.

If you missed our session but still wish to learn more about CGHP and how you can get involved in volunteering, please visit the Get Involved section of our website.


11th November 2019

MAP Event

Today we co-hosted an event with MAP – Medical Aid for Palestinians. MAP was established 30 years ago to improve the health of Palestinians living as refugees or under occupation, where 70% of families in Gaza rely on food aid.

The event aimed to generate interest in the organisation, volunteering and the CGHP support structure available to NHS staff in Cambridgeshire and the East of England region. CGHP has given support to CUH staff who have volunteered with MAP.

To learn more about the work of MAP, please visit their website: https://www.map.org.uk/ 


7th November 2019

Uganda Delegation Visit

From 28th October until 6th November CGHP welcomed our partners from Uganda. This multidisciplinary team form part of the Cambridge – Kampala antimicrobial stewardship partnership. The delegates attended lectures, workshops and meetings to discuss the next steps of the partnership. Outside of work, the team enjoyed the sights of Cambridge and tucked into a traditional British fish ‘n’ chips at The Eagle Pub.

Delegate and Consultant Obstetrician, Musa Sekikubo, was also a guest speaker at our annual event ‘The Role of Health Partnerships in Tackling Global Health Challenges’. Musa spoke passionately about the importance of creating sustainable partnerships in improving global health.

The Cambridge team will fly out to Kampala in coming weeks.