In November 2013, Theodore Pang (2013 Byron Fellow)  had the privilege of presenting at the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 9th World Conference, where he engaged in an interesting debate about the brain drain of healthcare talents out of African countries into developed economies.

Recently, however, and amidst a master’s dissertation, Theodore decided to put theory into action and make change and becotheo CDIme a committee member of the Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI), a newly formed, student-led registered charity working to serve low-income communities in Tanzania. 

This summer, Theodore and thirty other CDI members from all over Cambridge will be launching projects in Healthcare, Engineering, Education and Entrepreneurship for the first time, in the slums of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

To paint a more detailed picture, Theodore is focused on a project that aims to empower Tanzanian nurses to set up affordable clinics and secure quality medical supplies, helping slum communities gain access to healthcare products and services.

With this tight horizon, the CDI stands at a critical juncture: they have been pledged up to £25,000 by two Cambridge-based trustees to match all donations they secure, by which each £10 donated will receive £20 in total. Please contribute to this crowd-funding campaign and learn about CDI’s exciting projects here!SONY DSC