Are you working in Health care services in Africa? Are you ready to submit your project to The Africa Grants Programme (AGP)? The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) welcomes grant applications to strengthen the healthcare workforce.T he AGP supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries, through engaging established partnerships between health organizations in the UK and Ireland and their counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Aim of AGP
The aims of the AGP are to save and improve the lives of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa (in particular women and children), prevent disease in vulnerable populations and strengthen the health workforce in Africa.THET and J&J are particularly interested in projects which affect systemic change and contribute to sustainable outcomes and impact.
Grant applications will be based on the following two areas:
Stream 1: Essential Surgical and Anaesthetic Care
This stream will focus on reducing morbidity and mortality from conditions requiring essential surgical intervention and/or enhancing patient safety as a result of improved anesthetic care through the training of relevant health workers. The aim of this stream is to improve the access to, and availability of, quality surgery and/or anesthetic care (particularly for maternal, neonatal or pediatric surgical conditions).
Stream 2: Community Healthcare
This stream will focus on increasing the availability and quality of essential healthcare (including attended births) and health information to underserved populations, particularly women and children, by training those who work and serve in the community. The stream will focus on the training of cadres working in the community (Clinical Officers, Community Health Workers, etc.), which is in line with the national strategy and policies in-country. Partners will work at the rural and district level, outside of the central hospital systems.
Grants are available from £15,000 up to a maximum of £50,000. All funded projects are expected to last between 6 and 16 months. Project activities can be implemented from May 2019 until August 2020.
All those considering applying should carefully read the eligibility and funding criteria contained in the Call for Applications and Q&A document as these may differ from previous THET grant streams. This grants round will only accept applications from established health partnerships.
There are 13 priority countries for this round of the AGP: Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia (Including Somaliland), Togo. They will also consider exceptional applications from other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the project and partnership match the criteria, though priority will be given to those working in the above countries.
To apply, you must download and read all of the following documents: Call for Applications
The Grant Application Form and Budget Template should be completed and submitted, along with letters of support from each of the lead partner institutions and any managing partners, in one email to AGP@thet.org
The deadline is midnight 28th February 2019.
For more information, visit THET Africa Grant Program
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