Recent grant awards under Health Partnership Scheme.

THET is pleased to announce grant recipients under the recent extension to the Health Partnership Scheme (HPS). These awards will ensure that established partnerships between NHS hospitals, universities and health institutions from across the UK and their counterparts in low and middle-income countries will have the opportunity to sustain successes and build on the progress they have already made. They will also seek to foster strategic engagement with UK institutions on partnership development and strengthen different approaches for health partnerships.

Grant projects will build the long-term capacity of healthcare institutions in 14 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East in a wide-range of clinical areas, including;

Edge Hill University

CSI Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, India


Mental health assessment and treatment interventions following suicide attempts in Southern India

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kitwe Central Hospital, Zambia


Growing diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma services

Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust

Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana

Developing the delivery of safe and effective stroke care in Ghana

Addenbrooke’s Abroad, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Yangon General Hospital, Myanmar

Enhancing Trauma Patient Outcomes in Myanmar through Hospital Training Partnership

North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust

Mbeya Referral Hospital, Tanzania

Establishment of antimicrobial policy and prevention of hospital acquired infections (HAI) to surgical patients

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana

Improvement of baseline assessment performance of five institutions in the areas of hand hygiene, WHO safer surgery and waste management

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Central Hospital of Beira, Mozambique

Development of Patient Safety

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Mirembe Mental Health Hospital & School of Nursing, Tanzania

Strengthening substance misuse interventions and the development of a community reaching service

Royal College of Nursing

Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation, Zambia

A nursing partnership for leadership and improvement: safer surgery saves lives

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Paropkar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Nepal

Training and capacity development in cervical cancer prevention and in Kathmandu, Nepal

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Ndola Central Hospital, Zambia

Enhancing Patient Safety and Infection Control Practice

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Butabika Hospital, Uganda

Brain Gain: Recovery on the wards of Butabika and around Uganda

NHS Highland

Chipata General Hospital, Zambia

Wa Regional Hospital, Ghana

Mental health literacy and improved patient safety: empowering communities

PROMPT Maternity Foundation

Catholic Bishops Conference, Zimbabwe

Dissemination of PROMPT in Zimbabwe – an effective maternity quality improvement package of in-hospital training, tools and performance monitoring

Nottingham Trent University

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), Uganda

Strengthening the Community Health Worker programme for health improvement in Wakiso District, Uganda

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Ghana Health Service – Upper East Region

Establishing and building diagnostic services in the Upper East Region (UER) of Ghana

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi

Reduction of Mortality and Morbidity in Burns and Scald Injuries in Children in Malawi

NDORMS, University of Oxford

CURE Ethiopia Children’s Hospital (CECH)

Africa Clubfoot Training (ACT)

Bournemouth University

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Mental health training for maternity care providers in Nepal

St Michael’s Hospital, University of Bristol Hospitals Trust

Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda

Obstetric Emergency Training for all Health Care Professionals referring women to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Kitovu Health Care Complex, Uganda

Emergency Obstetric Skills Training

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Improve access to basic musculoskeletal health care at the local level in communities across Kenya

Western Health and Social Care Trust

Mbeya Referral Hospital, Tanzania

Improving Children’s Eye Care Services in South-west Tanzania through a VISION 2020 LINK

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The Paediatric Society, Palestine

Strengthening Approaches to Childhood Disabilities and Special Needs

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The Myanmar Paediatric Society

Working in partnership to improve the quality of hospital care for seriously sick/ injured children and newborns in Myanmar through an ETAT+ package of training with ongoing support and mentorship, leading to sustained changes in clinical practice

South Devon Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust

National Resuscitation Council of Kenya

Improving patient care through the delivery of the GRASPIT (Global Recognition and Assessment of the Sick Patient and Initial Treatment) course which will be made sustainable by training local staff in the appropriate teaching, improvement and leadership skills

Royal College of General Practitioners

Bwindi Community Hospital, Uganda

Strengthening the capacity of the health system in South-West Uganda to promote sexual and reproductive health

University of Edinburgh

Makerere University

Development of Nurse Leadership for Palliative Care in Uganda

University of West England

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Developing postgraduate education in Public Health in Sri Lanka

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham

University Teaching Hospital, Zambia

Development of renal services for people with kidney failure, including the establishing of a kidney transplant programme

Royal Society of Medicine

Makerere University, Uganda

Assessing the need for a collaborative training programme aimed at improved Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) knowledge and skills among Makerere University College of Health Sciences students

Manchester Metropolitan University

University of Ghana

Improving the activity and participation levels of people with communication disabilities (PWCD) in Ghana

University College London

University of Namibia

Capacity and expertise building for post-graduate programmes in health: Assessment methods