Cambridge Global Health Partnerships supports healthcare staff in all roles to volunteer with healthcare providers overseas, either through our own global health partnerships or with other established organisations.
See below for examples of the difference that CUH staff have made volunteering abroad.
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Where we work
Cambridge Global Health Partnerships works closely with Cambridge’s world-leading healthcare community to forge partnerships and lead projects in Botswana, El Salvador, Myanmar and many other countries.
Our work not only makes a difference for partners locally, but the learning we bring back and share also helps develop our volunteers’ skills, encourages innovative thinking, and informs policy development in the NHS.
We operate a worldwide global health programme, with established health partnerships with hospitals and governments across the world, in addition to support and advice services for global health engagement that are available across the Cambridge healthcare community.
Through our work we promote mutual learning between Cambridge-based healthcare professionals and institutions, and our overseas partners. Our aim is to enable sustainable change and to develop projects that address local needs.
Social Return on Investment Analysis:
El Salvador Health Partnership
After more than ten years we have much to celebrate – thriving, well-established partnerships in Africa, Asia and Latin America; over 11,000 person days of volunteering completed; and engagement in more than 60 countries. We have learned a lot about how to generate and maintain successful partnerships, and believe that we have provided an effective conduit for expertise and insights to flow in both directions.
We know that our work has helped transform lives and made a major contribution to developing health infrastructure. However, a question has persisted; whether this work represents value for money, especially in a financially distressed health service.
We asked Powering Partnerships to address this by undertaking a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis of our work. From the results we can identify broadly the ratio between the money invested and the value delivered.