Call for Applications for Round 4 of the Strengthening Surgical Capacity (SSC) Fund Grants.

“The greatest burden of surgically treatable diseases falls on people in developing countries, but the poorest third of people receive only 3.5% of operations and have the lowest numbers of surgeons per head of population” Lancet, 2012

The Strengthening Surgical Capacity (SSC) Fund provides grants for health partnerships between UK health institutions and their counterparts in sub-Saharan Africa working in the field of global surgery and anaesthesia. The aim of the grant scheme is to improve the access to and the quality of surgery linked to maternal and child health through leveraging the skills and expertise of UK health professionals.

The SSC Fund will offer three grants of up to £9,000 for a twelve month project. The fund will support projects that mobilise UK health workers to develop the capacity of health workers in sub-Saharan Africa through skills transfer, training and mentoring and other collaborative work.

For more details, including eligibility, please refer to the Grant Overview.

To apply, please download the application form and budget template.

Completed forms should be submitted with letters of commitment from all partners to by 26th October 2014.

Late applications will not be considered. Please contact THET on 020 7290 3892 or with any questions.