Funding to Promote Safety and Well-Being of Health Workers
UKPHS COVID-19 Response Fund to Promote Safety and Well-Being of Health Workers.
The UKPHS COVID-19 Response Fund will support established Health Partnerships (HPs) to address gaps in skills and knowledge to prevent and treat COVID-19, promote the safety and well-being of health workers in LMICs, including their physical and mental health, and provide support so that essential health services can be provided in spite of COVID-19 risks and pressures.
UKPHS is managed by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) and the partners the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), who are providing technical assistance in the areas of health systems strengthening, gender equality and social inclusion, and monitoring, evaluation, research and learning.
While international travel will not be funded through the fund, HPs will be able to harness flows of support at an institutional and individual level through utilising technology and mobilising virtual communication tools.
The key aims of the programme are to:
- Support the development of stronger and more resilient health systems through, for example, better governance, information, and management of health institutions Improve the quality of health services through systematic approaches to improving the skills and knowledge of health workers and other professionals in the health sector, especially in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent services where this aligns with country priorities
- Build on institutional capacity to decrease any reliance on external support.Funding Information
£10,000 will be available per project, with grants running from 1st February to 31st July 2021.
The core requirements for applications are:p>
- Applications must be made by an established HP between a UK health institution and an LMIC health institution based in Sub Saharan Africa or South East Asia.
- Grants are for single, time-bound projects that are deliverable within the budget and timeframe proposed and agreed with THET
- Projects must align with the aim of the UKPHS COVID-19 Response Fund – to address gaps in skills and knowledge to prevent and treat COVID-19 and support the safety and well-being of health workers in LMICs, and/or support essential health services to manage risks and pressures resulting from COVID-19
- Applications must be made in English. THET cannot accept applications written in other languages.Eligible countries:
Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros,
Congo, Rep., Congo, Dem. Rep, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho,
Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique,
Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, the Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
South East Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.
Apply by 15th November.
For more information and application details, see; Funding to Promote Safety and Well-Being of Health Workers