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Cambridge Global Challenges


This is a King's College/ Cambridge-Africa interdisciplinary seminar. The event is aimed at researchers interested in developing interdisciplinary collaborations in maternal and neonatal health. Early career researchers, those working in academia, industry or a clinical setting and in fields outside life science (e.g. social sciences, engineering, physics) are all welcome.

Efforts to improve care for serious paediatric and neonatal illness in Kenya’s district hospitals have evolved over more than a decade and in parallel with shifting attention from research on ‘what to do’ to research on ‘how to achieve changes at scale’. Complementary streams of work spanning development of evidence-based national guidelines, contextually appropriate training and job aides and measurement and feedback have helped shape changes in professional norms facilitating adoption of better practices at scale. More recently work has evolved to include key attributes of learning health systems and research that may help shape the future organisation of services.

Professor Mike English is a UK trained paediatrician who has worked at KEMRI Wellcome Trust for over 20 years. Over the last 5 or more years while maintaining a focus on newborn and child health he has increasingly engaged with people examining health systems and how to strengthen them in an effort to bring world leading UK expertise to bear on work in Kenya. More on Mike’s profile here and here. See podcast here.


Drinks will be served from 17:15.

Please register here.

Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 17:15 to 18:45
Event location: 
Wine Room, King's College, University of Cambridge
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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