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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.


8th August 2018

 

Botswana Diabetes Partnership

An incredible 4 out of 5 individuals with diabetes live in low- middle income countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, 2 out of 3 people with diabetes go undiagnosed (International Diabetes Federation). Such statistics make the work of the East of England Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network, all the more resonant, connecting individuals with diabetes across the globe.

Next April, a group of young people with Type 1 Diabetes accompanied by a team of CUH health professionals, will be travelling to Botswana. The project promises to establish a partnership with Batswana youth also living with Type 1 Diabetes. Cambridge Global Health Partnerships is proudly supporting the project. To learn more about this exciting partnership and how you can support their work, follow the link.

Watch out for more updates and upcoming events.