Global teamwork brings low-cost test for Weil's disease a step closer

10 Jul 2017

An on-the-spot, low-cost diagnostic test for leptospirosis (Weil's disease), a bacterial infection recognised as a neglected disease by the World Health Organization, could save lives in developing countries where there is little or no access to medical pathology laboratories and specialist technicians.

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Keeping the lights on in Ghana

07 Feb 2017

When Ghanaian Abu Yaya wondered why his country imports all of its electroporcelain – a small but crucial component for electrical power transmission – it led to a collaboration with Cambridge materials scientist Kevin Knowles that might one day result in Ghana being able to reduce its frequent blackouts.

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CAPREx Fellows, Committee and attendees of the 2014 AGM at University of Ghana, Legon.

Cambridge-Africa partnership building on its success

30 Jul 2014

A milestone in the University of Cambridge’s engagement with Africa was recently reached as senior University officers and researchers arrived in Ghana for the second annual general meeting of the Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx).

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