Cambridge researchers have long worked with African colleagues on issues that matter not just to the continent but to the world.

Found in translation

03 Jun 2020

How Cambridge researcher Dr Ebele Mogo helped tackle a coronavirus public health language gap across Africa in four weeks and 18 languages with 30...

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School segregation by wealth is creating unequal learning outcomes for children in the Global South

27 May 2020

Millions of the world’s poorest children are leaving school without mastering even basic levels of reading or maths because of an overlooked pattern...

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Surging numbers of first-generation learners at risk of being left behind in education systems worldwide

21 May 2020

‘First-generation learners’ – a substantial number of pupils around the world who represent the first generation in their families to receive an...

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Open-source ventilator designed by Cambridge team for use in low- and middle-income countries

20 Apr 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team at the University of Cambridge has designed an open-source ventilator in partnership with local...

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The plant scientist with a practical vision for Africa (and who wasn’t content to sit and drink tea).

17 Oct 2019

Carol Nkechi Ibe discovered the hard way what it’s like to be bright and educated, and yet feel like you know almost nothing. The life science...

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Hadza children engaged in cooking play

Gendered play in hunter-gatherer children strongly influenced by community demographics

26 Sep 2019

The gendered play of children from two hunter-gatherer societies is strongly influenced by the demographics of their communities and the gender roles...

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Women in STEM: Valentina Ndolo

01 Aug 2019

Valentina Ndolo is a Gates Cambridge Scholar in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, where she is a PhD student developing mathematical models to...

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African academics collaborate on Cambridge Research Office programme

21 Jun 2019

Academics from across sub-Saharan Africa gathered in Cambridge this week to share knowledge and attend talks on how to build greater capacity in...

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Burial team in Guinea carry a victim of Ebola, 2015. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Half of Ebola outbreaks go undetected, study finds

14 Jun 2019

Half of Ebola outbreaks have gone undetected since the virus was discovered in 1976, scientists at the University of Cambridge estimate. The new...

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Stronger political leadership needed to close global gender divide in education – report

21 Jan 2019

The poorest girls in many Commonwealth countries spend no more than five years in school, with the global target of 12 years of quality universal...

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University of Cambridge researchers

Black researchers shaping the future

10 Oct 2018

As the UK marks Black History Month, researchers from across the University talk about their route to Cambridge, their inspiration and their...

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Ebola and Lassa fever targeted by new vaccine trial and improved surveillance

25 Sep 2018

Scientists hope that a new approach to vaccine development, combined with improved surveillance of potential future threats of outbreak, could help...

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