Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

About us

Who we are

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships was officially established in 2007, in response to the increasing recognition within the NHS and at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) that engaging with global health has remarkable benefits for patients and health care workers both overseas and here in the UK.

In 2009, Cambridge Global Health Partnerships became a programme of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) the dedicated charity making a difference for patients at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals in Cambridge.

"I am convinced that global health partnerships are positive. They provide a win, win, win: a win for our overseas partners; a win for the individual NHS staff members involved who have formative experiences and return to the NHS with a refreshed view of healthcare and their role in it; which means it is a win for Cambridge University Hospitals as their employer." -David Wherrett, Chair of Cambridge Global Health Partnerships committee, and Director of Workforce at CUH. 

David Wherrett in Myanmar

Collaborating for sustainable change in global health 

The concentration of expertise at CUH means that we are in a privileged position to respond to healthcare needs worldwide. We promote overseas volunteering among CUH staff and students because we believe that volunteering abroad is an invaluable experience, through which staff and students learn and develop new skills as well as making a positive impact in global health. Our partnerships are based on long term commitment, respect and a joint vision.


Evelyn Brealey, Programme Director

Sophie Ward, Programme Officer