Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

News and events

Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Botswana Diabetes Partnership 

 An incredible 4 out of 5 individuals with diabetes live in low- middle income countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, 2 out of 3 people with diabetes go undiagnosed (International Diabetes Federation). Such statistics make the work of the East of England Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network, all the more resonant, connecting individuals with diabetes across the globe. 

Next April, a group of young people with Type 1 Diabetes accompanied by a team of CUH health professionals, will be travelling to Botswana. The project promises to establish a partnership with Batswana youth also living with Type 1 Diabetes. Cambridge Global Health Partnerships is proudly supporting the project. To learn more about this exciting partnership and how you can support their work, follow the link.

Watch out for more updates and upcoming events.



Wednesday, 14 March 2018

East of England Global Health Conference

We co-hosted a half day conference, with an evening keynote session to celebrate and share learning of global health initiatives across the East of England region.  The conference encouraged and enabled more collaboration between clinicians and academics and launched the East of England Global Health Partnerships Network.

We have captured the key learning and discussion from the conference. Read more here 

Download the presentations from the event below:


Global Health Volunteering: Making it Safe, Effective and Ethical

*Please note this event is SOLD OUT* 

More tickets will be posted if they become available. For those wanting to find our more about global health volunteering please

Date: Thursday 25th January 

Location: Frank Lee Centre, Hexagon Room. Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Times: 08.30 - 13.30

Interested in global health volunteering? Join us for a half day workshop focusing on Safe, Effective and Ethical volunteering 

An interactive workshop for clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals and academics in Cambridgeshire interested in global health volunteering. Hear from a range of people involved with the charity so that you can understand more about the values, practices and priorities of our global health programme. 

It is an opportunity for you to take some time to think about whether you would like to make a formal application to join a team of volunteers working in partnership with colleagues overseas.


For more information and tickets please visit: 




Join us on 23 November to celebrate 10 years of Cambridge Global Health Partnerships!

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Over the past decade we have worked to establish sustainable, innovative and collaborative partnerships. Join us on 23 November to hear keynotes from our country partners including Shenaaz El-Halabi, Permanent Secretary of Health, Botswana and Andrew Bastawrous, co-founder of Peek (Portable Eye Examination Kit) Vision. The keynotes and volunteer presentations will be followed by a drinks reception. 

Where: Li Ka Shing Centre, the Cancer Research UK Institute

When: 23 November 2017, 6-9pm 

RSVP: Please register for the event through Eventbrite 


Wednesday 25 January 2017

Celebrating 10 years of Addenbrooke's Abroad (now Cambridge Global Health Partnerships)! 

Today is Addenbrooke's Abroad's (now Cambridge Global Health Partnerships) 10th Birthday! We are celebrating 10 years of global health partnerships, collaboration and shared learning! In the past decade we have established four global health partnerships in countries across Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia, supported ethical volunteering in over 59 countries and have improved healthcare given to millions of patients around the world. 

None of this would have been possible without the incredible support of our national and international partners and volunteers! Thank you for your dedication and commitment to improving health globally. 



Monday 23 January 2017

El Salvador volunteer is raising money for Cambridge Global Health Partnerships! 

Our wonderful volunteer Nick Fletcher is running the Cambridge Half Marathon for Cambridge Global Health Partnerships! Nick volunteered to El Salvador with colleagues from the Rosie, to deliver training to healthcare professionals to enable long-term improved clinical practices in treatment for mothers and sick babies across the country. 

"I was lucky to have had the chance to volunteer to El Salvador through Cambridge Global Health Partnerships last year. I experienced, first-hand, the improvements and lasting impact they have enabled in maternal and neonatal healthcare across the country." 

You can support Nick to raise money to support training for healthcare workers around the world here


Wednesday 18 January 2017

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships partnership project recognised as 'outstanding' 

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced that they are changing the rating for Cambridge University Hospitals from 'inadequate' to 'good' following a re-inspection carried out in September 2016 that showed significant improvements across a number of areas. 

If that's not wonderful enough - the CQC report stated that the Cambridge Global Health Partnerships-Myanmar partnership project in ICU was an area of outstanding practice

"We saw areas of outstanding practice including: The charitable trust was in the process of setting up a trauma ICU centre in Burma [Myanmar] in which a number of the ICU / NCCU staff were involved, as well as a Burma nurse specialist visiting later on in the year."

Thank you and well done to all staff who have been involved with our projects while coping with the everyday demands of your jobs! You not only benefit healthcare workers and patients overseas but bring so much back to the NHS! 

Read report here...