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Addenbrooke's Abroad

Addenbrooke's Abroad is a global health charitable programme which manages health partnerships between Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and hospitals, governments and health organisations in low- middle-income countries. We promote mutual learning, collaboration and co-development to enable sustainable change in global health. 

‘It was especially helpful, to be a part of such a dedicated and diverse group. The range of perspectives, the imagination and vision together with the varied experiences of those visiting from the Cambridge side combined with the expertise, focused determination and strategic awareness of local systems from the Yangon colleagues made for the most powerful partnership I have seen in a very long time.’ - Carol Culshaw,  AA volunteer to Myanmar 

How we do this

We currently manage health partnerships with hospitals in  BotswanaEl Salvador and Myanmar. Through these partnerships we

Jeff Mercer, CUH volunteer with counterparts in Myanmar

promote mutual learning between CUH and our overseas partners. Our partnerships help improve and enable sustainable change in global health through working closely with our overseas partners to develop projects that address local needs.

In 2015/16 alone we have supported staff to volunteer over 276 days overseas

Interested in volunteering overseas?

Volunteering overseas is a fantastic opportunity to develop medical, leadership and management skills, as well as sharing your existing skills with others. Staff at CUH are doing some incredible work overseas, bringing back new skills and perspectives to their professional practice. 

We support healthcare staff in all roles, including supportive and administrative, to volunteer with health care providers overseas either through our own global health partnerships or with other established organisations as best fits their expertise. For more information on how Addenbrooke's Abroad can support YOU click here.

We're celebrating our 10th birthday this year! Read more here.