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Dr Watu Wamae

Dr  Watu Wamae

Senior Coordinator



Watu coordinates Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research (WT-CCGHR), which is the Centre supporting Cambridge-Africa's core global health interactions with African partners. She has a particular focus on coordinating the efforts of researchers from the University of Cambridge, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and in some cases clinicians from the Cambridge University Hospitals, to work with African colleagues to understand and solve problems related to maternal, neonatal and reproductive health (MNHR), as well as parasitic and neglected infectious tropical diseases (PNITD) in Africa. Watu also provides support in the general coordination of activities for the wider Cambridge-Africa Programme. She joined the team in September 2015.

Watu trained as a social scientist and brings rich research experience in innovation for social inclusion. She has a grounded understanding of the role of networks in supporting research capabilities in both Africa and Europe. Watu has also previously worked with government and private sector organisations in East Africa on strengthening health systems performance. 


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