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.
Africa’s food requirements, along with its population, are growing fast. Three research programmes ask how a better understanding of viruses, parasites and the spread of disease can pave the way to improving agricultural yields.
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.
The University’s policy on graduate admissions was reiterated at the opening of the third Cambridge-Africa Day
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).