Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Addenbrooke's Abroad

Addenbrooke's Abroad

Addenbrooke's Abroad is ACT's global health programme that supports and enables NHS staff from Cambridge University Hospitals (which includes Addenbrooke's and the Rosie) to train and support health workers in low- and middle-income countries through global health partnerships.

Addenbrooke's Abroad manages long term health partnerships with hospitals, governments and health organisations in resource-poor countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America to support shared learning, knowledge exchange and sustainable change.

Volunteering abroad in turn helps staff improve care for patients at home.

90% of our volunteers report that volunteering overseas has developed their leadership skills, 85% are better able to manage limited resources, and 80% are refreshed and more motivated towards their job on return.

Dr Vimal Bedia, a junior doctor in the obstetrics department at the Rosie visited Uganda and said he had an incredible experience working within a different healthcare system and developed both personally and professionally:

“I cannot emphasise how important working abroad is; I genuinely wish I had done it sooner or for a longer period time. You truly get to see what your working abilities are, but you are also given the opportunity to build your own confidence and skills by learning from those around you, while making a difference.”

We can contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by enabling more CUH staff and volunteers to volunteer overseas. 

To find out more about Addenbrooke’s Abroad click here or call Neelam Dave on 01223 596439 or email abroad@act4addenbrookes.org.uk

To make a donation, please click here and choose Addenbrooke's Abroad from the key appeals list.