Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

Looking back on 10 years as Addenbrooke's Abroad and looking forward as Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

We are happy to announce that we have re-named as Cambridge Global Health Partnerships! 

Over the last ten years Addenbrooke's Abroad has been one of the leading programmes for global health partnerships, working closely with Cambridge's world-leading healthcare community, establishing partnerships and  projects in Botswana, El Salvador, Myanmar and many other countries. We have worked to highlight the learning that is brought back to the NHS and have shared this learning, contributing to policy development including the NHS, Department of Health and DfID’s Framework for Voluntary Engagement in Global Health.

As our work has evolved and grown we have reflected on our direction and identity. Many of our volunteers come from a diverse range of organisations (beyond Addenbrooke's Hospital) and we want to communicate more clearly that we work in true partnership across the world. 

The result is our new identity as Cambridge Global Health Partnerships and our aim is to build on our ten year of success as Addenbrooke’s Abroad. 

Launch of our ten year impact report 

We are so pleased to launch our ten year impact report! Find out the impact that we have had in global health, improving the lives of patients at home and overseas. 

Feel free to download, read and share! 

Ten Year Impact Report

How we do this

We are a global health charitable programme, managing and establishing global  health partnerships with hospitals and governments in  BotswanaEl Salvador, Myanmar and Uganda

Through these partnerships we 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

Social Return on Investment Analysis El Salvador Health Partnership

After ten years we have much to celebrate: thriving, well-established partnerships in Africa, Asia and Latin America; over 10,000 person days of volunteering completed; and almost 60 countries engaged. We have learned a lot about how to generate and maintain successful partnerships and believe that we have provided a very effective conduit for expertise and insights to flow in both directions. Anecdotally we know that our work has transformed many lives and we know that we have made a major contribution to developing health infrastructure – but a question has persisted about whether this work represents value for money, especially for a cash-strapped 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.

We are pleased to be able to publish the final report, available here: CGHP Social Return on Investment

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 Cambridge Global Health Partnerships can support YOU click here.

We celebrated our 10th birthday! Read more here.

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. 
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. 
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.