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Small Grants for UK Partnerships for Health Systems (UKPHS)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 5, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on May 11, 2021
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Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) logo

The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st wave of Small Grants for UK Partnerships for Health Systems (UKPHS).

The UKPHS work with low and lower middle-income countries (LMICs) to build stronger and more resilient health systems, making progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through improved health service performance.

The programme particularly targets poor and vulnerable populations and will ultimately contribute to better health and wellbeing (SDG 3), including ending preventable deaths.

Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), UKPHS engages the UK health sector by harnessing the expertise of UK health institutions and professionals in partnerships with LMIC counterparts.

UKPHS is managed by THET with technical assistance from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in the areas of health systems strengthening, gender equality and social inclusion, and monitoring, evaluation, research and learning.

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The program welcomes grant applications from Health Partnerships in any low- and lower middle-income country (LMICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa or Southeast Asia addressing specific clinical and health system challenges.

Applications must be made by a Health Partnership between a UK health institution and an LMIC health institution based in one, or more, of the eligible countries for this Call.

The program also welcomes applications from Health Partnerships involving more than two partners. Partnerships are expected to demonstrate how each of the partners contribute to the project.

UK and LMIC institutions leading a Health Partnership must be either a health delivery institution, health training / education institution, regulatory body, NHS arms-length body, professional membership association, or academic institution.

Priority will be given to applications from these types of institutions, but non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are also eligible to apply as lead partners under this grant stream.

Projects must:
> operate within an eligible country;
> respond to one, several, or all of the themes highlighted in this call.

Proposals must address specific clinical and health system challenges through one, or several, of the themes below:
a) Innovation;
b) Gender Equality and / or Social Inclusion;
c) Climate Change;
d) Blended and Remote Learning.

The majority of capacity development activities must be carried out by volunteers.

Applicants can apply for grants of £5,000 to £50,000.

Grants are for single, time-bound projects that are deliverable within the budget and timeframe proposed and agreed with THET.

All funded projects are expected to last between 12 and 18 months.

Project activities will be implemented from September 2021 until February 2023.

Applications must be made in English.

Application deadline: 12 May 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 05
Apr 05

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Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 05
Apr 05

Thanks, Ana.