First round of funding

THET is pleased to announce the first 25 grants awarded under the new Health Partnership Scheme

The first grantees to receive funding will implement projects across 16 countries in Africa and Asia. The professionals who volunteer will be building the long-term capacity of healthcare institutions overseas to deliver a better service to the communities they serve. The focus of the work will be on wide-range of areas, including;

  • specialist training to improve the quality of emergency care for infants and children
  • better training and stronger professional associations for midwifes and nurses to reduce the number of women dying during childbirth
  • community care for people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-limiting illnesses
  • training for basic trauma care as a result of incidents such as road traffic accidents
  • improving Maternal and Child Health Care in Remote Rural Nepal by supporting Primary Care Workers
  • developing specialist eye care services for the people of northern Zambia.

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

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, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia

The Makerere University Palliative Care Unit (MUPCU), Uganda

The African Palliative Care Association (APCA).


Successful Grantees Long-Term Volunteering Grants – Implemented over a 34 month period

Liverpool-Mulago Partnership Maternal and Child Health Uganda Mulago Hospital, Kampala
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Reduce infant and child mortality Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda

Kenya Paediatric Association

West Africa College of Physicians, Faculty of Paediatrics

Makerere University / Uganda Paediatric Association

VSO Maternal Health Malawi


Kamuzu College of Nursing
The Kambia Appeal Maternal and Child Health and communicable disease Sierra Leone

Kambia District Health Management Team

Kambia District Hospital


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

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


Butabika Hospital

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Training of a multi-disciplinary team to support the launch of a Burns Unit in Tanzania


Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre

Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust


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 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


University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (Public Teaching Hospital)

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Chelsea and Westminster / Kitovu Hospitals Fistula Training Link


Kitovu Health Care Complex

University of East Anglia

Utilising a ‘training the trainers’ approach to developing  teaching skills of Malawian Educators and Nurses


Ekwendeni College of Health Sciences

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM)



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


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


College of Health, Kintampo

North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT)

Localising tools and training to improve maternal and perinatal outcomes in Bulawayo and beyond


Mpilo Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Building professional capacity to improve child health in 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


District Health Office Gorkha

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

SAFE Obstetric Anaesthesia Courses for the whole of the Ugandan anaesthetic workforce


Ugandan Society of Anaesthesia