Africa-Grants-Programme-2019-2020-Start-Up-Grants

THET is delighted to announce a call for applications for Start-Up Grants. These grants form part of the third round of the Johnson & Johnson Africa Grants Programme, and offer the chance for UK institutions working in the fields of Essential Surgery and Anaesthesia, or Community Health, to form health partnerships with their counterparts working in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Africa Grants Programme, now in its third year, supports the training of health workers in LMICs, through engaging partnerships between health organisations in the UK and Ireland and their counterparts in Africa.

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What are Health Partnerships?

A health partnership is typically a formalized relationship between a health institution in the UK and a counterpart health institution in a low-income country.  Health institutions can include NGOs working in global health, academic bodies, professional bodies, clinical networks, or healthcare facilities. In many cases, the partnerships are developed by institutions with complementary objectives and, on the UK side, are typically made up of volunteers from the UK partner institution.

Background and purpose

The Africa Grants Programme (AGP) supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Funded by Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and managed by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), the AGP engages partnerships between organisations in the UK and Ireland, and their counterparts in Africa

From 2017 to 2019, the second round of AGP funding supported seven health partnership projects in four African countries, ranging from setting up palliative care training programme for community health workers in Uganda, to improving primary trauma care services in Sierra Leone, and training health workers in laparoscopic surgery techniques for children with cancer in Ghana. A full list of projects and their impact is available on our website.

Traditionally the AGP has supported projects that mobilise UK and Irish health workers to develop the capacity of health workers in Africa through skills transfer, training, mentoring and other collaborative work. In addition to a third round of funding in 2019 which will continue to support this work, THET are delighted to announce an additional pot of money which will fund the establishment of new health partnerships working in the thematic target areas highlighted below.

The funding is available for newly established partnerships, or those who have been working together for 6 months or less, and are designed to meet the costs of the activities necessary to establish and formalise a successful partnership. It will be expected that the start-up grant will fund a needs assessment and, if applicable, a Memorandum of Understanding and initial health systems strengthening activity. The results of the needs assessment will form part of the final report.

The long-term aims of the AGP are to save and improve the lives of women and children, prevent disease in vulnerable populations and strengthen the health workforce in Africa, and so we are particularly interested in supporting partnerships who will contribute to long term, sustainable, systemic change in the future.

 

Benefits

  • The Start-up Grants will help to facilitate the development of new and effective health partnerships between UK institutions and their counterparts overseas working in Essential Surgery and Anaesthesia or Community Health.
  • They are designed to meet the costs of the activities necessary to establish and formalise a health partnership and are up to the value of £10,000.

Eligibilities

  • Grant recipients are eligible institutions as stated in the Eligibility Criteria section of the Call for Applications document
  • Applicants must show a commitment to forming a long-term partnership
  • The partnership must be new or have been working together for six months or less
  • It will be expected that the start-up grant will fund a needs assessment. The results of this needs assessment will form part of the reporting
  • Based on the outcome of the needs assessment, the partnership may be formalised with a Memorandum of Understanding and initial health systems strengthening activity may be completed. While the nature of these may not be explicitly finalised before completion of the needs assessment, these can be included in the budget.
  • Projects under the AGP 2019-20 Call for Applications must operate within LMICs in sub-Saharan Africa and will focus on strengthening the healthcare workforce in one of the given two target areas.
  • 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 matches the criteria, though priority will be given to those working in the above countries.
  • Check the official website for further details.
Eligible Regions: Multiple Region (Check the official website)

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

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Application Deadline: April 7, 2019

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