New IPC webinar event open for registration.

The recent Ebola outbreak has highlighted a wider need to improve the resilience of health institutions to cope with threats to the prevention and control of infection in healthcare. In consultation with the Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Health Organization (WHO), THET announced a grant stream specifically aimed at improving Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures in health facilities where UK-based Health Partnerships are currently active. 

We would like to invite potential applicants for this grant stream to attend a pre-application webinar.  The webinar will introduce the application process for this grant stream and provide a broader overview of the background of this call. Members of the THET team will run through the application form template, covering eligibility, project planning and budgeting. The webinar will also involve representatives from the WHO African Partnerships for Patients Safety (APPS) team who will explain the wider WHO APPS work and its relevance to the approach of this grant stream.

As previous experience supporting grants has highlighted that behaviour change in IPC and patient safety measures can be difficult to sustain beyond the lifetime of the initial project, we are pleased to also be involving Dr Lucie Byrne-Davis and Dr Jo Hart in this webinar, Health Psychologists at Manchester University. Lucie and Jo will introduce using behaviour change concepts to enhance education of health professionals and discuss practical measures that could be implemented to aid sustaining behaviour change in IPC measures.

The webinar will run twice at the following times:

Friday 19th June 1pm -2.30pm

Monday 22nd June 1pm -2.30pm

The webinar is designed for potential applicants to ‘Strengthening Preventative Capacity’ grant stream only. If you have any questions about whether you should attend this webinar then please get in touch at

To sign up to the webinar, please go to the following links:

-          Friday 19th June: 1pm – 2.30pm


-          Monday 22nd June: 1pm – 2.30pm


As many representatives from the partnership as you want can attend and it should be possible for overseas partners to join the session. Although there is an option to call in to the webinar, the experience is designed to be accessed via the internet as there will be slides to follow and opportunities to type questions.