Delivering effective partnership projects, encouraging reach into under-served and rural areas

Paired Institutional Partnerships (PIPs) are partnerships between individual institutions or organisations in the UK and their counterparts in low-income countries.

The core focus for the PIPs grant stream are to:

  • deliver effective health partnership projects
  • encourage reach into under-served and rural areas
  • improve health outcomes over a broad thematic and geographical spread.

Medium Paired Institutional Partnership Grants

    Successful Grantees Medium Paired Institutional Partnerships Round 1 - Grants of up to £15,000 per year for a small-scale clearly defined project. 12 to 24 months of funding:


    UK Partner Project Focus Country Overseas Partner
    Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey Developing specialist eye care services for the people of northern Zambia Zambia Kitwe Central Hospital
    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Developing a Centre of Excellence in Tanzania for the Therapeutic Management of Violence and Aggression Tanzania Mirembe Hospital and Nursing School
    Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust Training and capacity development for colposcopy and cervical pathology reporting in Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal Maternity Hospital, Kathmandu
    East London NHS Foundation Trust BRAIN GAIN: -Training Peer Support Workers (PSW’s) to support Community Mental Health in urban Uganda Uganda Butabika Hospital
    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Training of a multi-disciplinary team to support the launch of a Burns Unit in Tanzania Tanzania Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
    Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust WINCHESTER/YEI  HEALTH  LINK  “CARE”  PROJECT South Sudan Yei Civil Hospital/Martha PHCC/Yei National Health Training Institute
    NHS Highland Reducing health harm caused by alcohol in Upper West Region, Ghana Ghana Ghana Health Service, Upper West Region (UWR)
    Imperial College London (University) Reducing newborn mortality with staff training, guidelines and respiratory and nutritional support in Rwandan hospitals Rwanda University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (Public Teaching Hospital)
    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Chelsea and Westminster / Kitovu Hospitals Fistula Training Link Uganda Kitovu Health Care Complex
    University of East Anglia Utilising a ‘training the trainers’ approach to developing  teaching skills of Malawian Educators and Nurses Malawi Ekwendeni College of Health Sciences
    University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) GULU-MAN LINK PRIMARY TRAUMA COURSE Uganda Faculty of Medicine, Gulu University / Gulu Regional Referral Hospital
    Ghana Wessex Stroke Partnership UK Wessex Ghana stroke partnership project to develop  multi-disciplinary management of patients with stroke Ghana Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
    Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Health system strengthening via WHO-AIMS in Ghana and building expertise in quality mental health informatics Ghana College of Health, Kintampo
    North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) Localising tools and training to improve maternal and perinatal outcomes in Bulawayo and beyond

    Zimbabwe

    Mpilo Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Building professional capacity to improve child health in Palestine Palestine Al Quds Medical School, Al Quds University, Jerusalem
    Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Hospital Improving Maternal and Child Health Care in Remote Rural Nepal by Supporting Primary Care Workers Nepal District Health Office Gorkha
    Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia Courses for the whole of the Ugandan anaesthetic workforce Uganda Ugandan Society of Anaesthesia

     

    Successful Grantees Medium Paired Institutional Partnerships Round 2:

    UK Partner Project Focus Country Overseas Partner
    Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Introduction of “Training the Trainer” (TTT) Courses to enhance surgical training in West Africa Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal West Africa College of Surgeons
    University College Hospitals London Bangladesh Child Cancer Project Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
    King’s College Hospital, London Post Traumatic Limb Reconstruction Fellowship for Palestinian Surgeons Gaza Shifa Hospital Gaza
    Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Establishing continuous CPD for recently qualified Community Mental Health care workers Ghana College of Health, Kintampo
    University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Reducing the burden of respiratory and other chronic diseases in rural Ethiopia Ethiopia Jimma University Hospital & Gondar University Hospital
    Mersey School of Endoscopy Endoscopic therapy and TTT to sustainably prevent deaths from Acute Upper GI Bleed in Malawi Malawi Clinical Investigation Unit, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Brighton The implementation of the first Paediatric Nursing course in Zambia Zambia University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka
    Imperial College London Reducing neonatal mortality and maternal and paediatric infection through improved patient safety Rwanda University Teaching Hospital of Butare

     

    Large Paired Institutional Partnership Grants

    Large PIP grants are available to single or multiple partnerships between UK institutions and single or multiple low-income country institutions. Projects should be single, time-bound projects where clear outcomes can be achieved within the time-frame proposed and within the budget proposed.

    • Grant size: between £30,000 and £100,000 per annum


    Successful Grantees Large Paired Institutional Partnerships - Grants  for 12 to 24 months of funding:

     

    UK Partner Project focus Country Overseas Partner

    The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)

    Multi-level Training for Healthcare Workers in Surgical and Theatre Nursing Skills in East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) to Achieve Better Outcomes Following Emergency Surgery

    Zambia

    Kenya

    Tanzania,

    Malawi,

    Mozambique

    Zimbabwe,

    Ethiopia,

    Rwanda

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

    Cwm Taf Health Board

    Developing Integrated Primary Care Networks in Uganda through Welsh links

    Uganda

    Mbale District Directorate of Health (lead partner in Uganda)

    Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland

    Zambia Anaesthesia Development Project

    Zambia

    Anaesthetic Department, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

    Aneurin Bevan Health Board

    Strengthening health workforce capacity and professional development
    in maternal and new-born emergency care in Bong County, Liberia.

    Liberia

    Bong County Health and Social Care, Phebe Hospital

    Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust

    Strengthening eye health systems in Ghana as a model for West Africa

    Ghana

    West African College of Surgeons & Korle Bu Hospital

    Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Improve capacity for inpatient palliative care services at The Cancer Centre, Thakurpukur and develop 5 other regional palliative care centres in W. Bengal

    India

    Cancer Centre Welfare Home & Research Institute

    East London NHS Foundation Trust

    Development and Implementation of Multidisciplinary Training Programme in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Professionals in Uganda

    Uganda

    Butabika

    South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Reducing mortality and morbidity from traumatic injury in central Kenya through education, system improvement and prevention

    Kenya

    Nanyuki District Hospital

    Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Improving Maternal and Child Health at Primary Health Units in Kambia District, Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone

    Kambia District Health Management Team (KDHMT)

    King's Health Partners

    King's Sierra Leone Partnership Health Education Strengthening Project

    Sierra Leone

    College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone

    University of York

    Strengthening the system of community mental health care in Zomba District, Malawi, through developing the enhanced role of Health Surveillance Assistants

    Malawi

    Zomba Mental Health Services

    Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Trust

    Creating a National Epilepsy Hub: Reaching Rural Communities in Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone

    Lumley Government Hospital, Sierra Leone

     

    Reference to the Large PIP eligibility criteria and overview

    Volunteer Bursary

    PIP  Volunteer Bursaries are designed to  encourage long-term volunteering  within  Health Partnerships. Under the Large PIP grant stream Partnerships also had the opportunity to bid for  a  PIP  Volunteer Bursary of up to £15,000 for long-term volunteering for periods of six to twelve months. This funding is designed to support  health  partnerships that have identified a specific area for capacity development which might be most effectively  carried out through the placement of a long-term volunteer or volunteers.

    UK Partner Project Focus Country Overseas Partner

    Cwm Taf Health Board

    Project Support Volunteer for Primary Care Networks in Uganda

    Uganda

    Mbale District Directorate of Health

    East London Foundation Trust

    THET PIP Volunteer Bursary for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Training in Uganda, East London Butabika Link

    Uganda

    Butabika Hospital

    South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Reducing mortality and morbidity from traumatic injury in central Kenya through education, system improvement and prevention

    Kenya

    Nanyuki District Hospital

    Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital

    Volunteer Input of Consultant Neurologist

    Sierra Leone

    Lumley Government Hospital

     

    Reference to the Long Term Volunteer Bursary guidelines

    Medical Equipment Paired Institutional Partnership Grants

    Hospitals in low and middle-income countries frequently report the poor state of medical equipment as being a key challenge they face in delivering essential services. It is estimated that between 50 and 80% of medical equipment is out of service in these regions.

    The Medium PIP Medical Equipment Grants are for projects run by institutional partnerships costing up to £15,000 per year for 12 to 24 months. The grants are intended to fund small-scale, clearly defined projects run by established health partnerships.

    Successful Grantees: Medical Equipment Paired Institutional Partnerships

    UK Partner Project Focus Country Overseas Partner

    Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

    Improving the Impact of Knowledge Transfer in Health Partnerships through Infrastructural Investment

    Uganda

    Church of Uganda Kisiizi Hospital

    Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

    A Self-Sustaining Medical Equipment Service in Arthur Davison Children's Hospital & Ndola Central Hospital, Zambia

    Zambia

    Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital AND Ndola Central Hospital

    University College London

    Partner project: training of radiotherapy equipment maintenance personnel in Ghana

    Ghana

    Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

    Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Repair To Care

    South Sudan

    Yei Civil Hospital and County Health Department

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Further Development of the limited Biomedical Engineering Resources within the Hospitals of Tigray Region Ethiopia

    Ethiopia

    Mekelle University

     

    Reference to the eligibility criteria and overview