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

Britain's first colonial anthropology experiment revealed

12 Jun 2021

A new exhibition at MAA examines the pioneering ethnographic archive assembled by Britain’s first colonial anthropologist, Cambridge alumnus...

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Surviving birth

10 Dec 2020

Researchers at one of the busiest maternity hospitals in the world aim to help more women survive complications giving birth.

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Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Open-source toolkit helps developing countries meet demand for COVID-19 research and diagnostics

08 Dec 2020

Researchers have developed a free, open-source toolkit that allows laboratories in developing countries to produce their own tools for COVID-19...

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In Ethiopia, schools still lack basic means to contain COVID-19, as pupils return after months of interrupted learning

07 Dec 2020

Many schools in Ethiopia lack the hygiene facilities and infrastructure to control COVID-19 effectively, as they reopen for the first time after...

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‘Spill-over’ effects show hidden value of prioritising education of poorest children and marginalised girls

20 Nov 2020

Development projects that target the education of the world’s very poorest girls also significantly improve other young people’s attainment...

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Enterprising researchers: Making a difference in Southern Africa

15 Oct 2020

An award-winning team from Cambridge, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia has been bolstering entrepreneurship in Southern Africa and supporting some...

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Sign reading "Get Grades Not AIDs"

Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi hospital

03 Sep 2020

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure and drug resistance are extremely common in patients living with HIV who are admitted to hospital in Malawi...

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The Facebook post that launched a thousand shields (and counting)

03 Sep 2020

Cambridge researchers are supporting a project to 3D-print face shields and face masks in Malawi. The work is helping them create a 'blueprint' for...

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Call of the wild collector

28 Aug 2020

Walking at ‘botanist pace’ on Mount Terror in South Africa, Dr Ángela Cano likes to stop and smell the succulents. She then measures, photographs...

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Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID-19 monitoring in Uganda

22 Jul 2020

A cost-effective phone-based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted...

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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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