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

‘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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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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