Contributing towards meeting MDGs 4,5,6 through projects with transformational impact.

The focus of the Multi-Country Partnerships is to use the knowledge and expertise from UK health partners in areas of health systems strengthening and contribute towards meeting the MDG 4,5,6 targets through projects with transformational impact.

The four core objectives of the Multi-Country Partnership grant scheme are to:

  • Leverage UK health worker skills to build the capacity of health workers and health systems in less developed countries
  • Contribute towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, 6 targets
  • Improve health outcomes for people living in poverty
  • Foster long-term partnerships between health institutions


    Successful Grantees Round 1 Multi-Country Partnerships – up to 36 months implementation time

    UK Partner Project Focus Country Overseas Partner
    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Working in partnership to achieve MDG4 in East Africa: improving the quality and safety of hospital care for sick infants and children through ETAT+ Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda

    Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA)

    Rwanda Paediatric Association (RPA)

    Department of Paediatrics, Makerere University, Uganda

    Royal College of Midwives

    Embedding the twinning concept between midwifery associations to improve MDG 4 and 5

    Uganda, Cambodia and Nepal

    Midwifery associations in each country


    Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford Multilevel Training in Trauma and Musculoskeletal Impairment Care in East Central and Southern Africa

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

    The College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)

    University of Edinburgh

    Strengthening and integrating Palliative Care into national  health systems through a public health primary care approach in 5 African countries to contribute to meeting the targets of MDG goal 6

    Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia

    The Makerere University Palliative Care Unit (MUPCU), Uganda

    The African Palliative Care Association (APCA).


    Successful grantees: Round 2 - Multi-country Partnerships

    UK Partner Project Focus Country Overseas Partner
    University of Manchester Lugina Africa Midwives Research Network (LAMRN) Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania

    Midwifery or nursing schools in each country

    Royal College of Pathologists

    Africa Laboratory Skills, Management and Improvement Programme

    Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    The College of Pathologists of East Central and Southern Africa (COPECSA) & ECSA-HC & Pathologist Associations in each country

    Royal College of Opthalmologists Capacity building in Eastern Africa to eliminate aviudable blindness in urban and rural areas

    Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda/Burundi

    EACO and various V2020 links