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CASE STUDY: An equitable partnership

Starting with a needs assessment, the partnership between Royal College of Nurses and the Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation could decide on priorities and plans and use their steering committees to define roles and responsibilities.



Guidance to creating a formal written agreement or memorandum of understanding

An MoU is a formal document that sets out the roles and responsibilities of each partner.  The following example is based on a range of MoUs developed by real partnerships. It is intended to serve as an example only and you should ensure that any MoU you sign has been adapted to fit with your specific needs and that it also meets the laws and regulations of any relevant bodies operating in the countries involved.

 How to complete a project plan: template and guidance

Your project plan is the roadmap for the project, detailing, activities, short-term and long-term objectives, and how you plan to monitor your progress. Therefore it is crucial that all those involved in the delivery of the project understand it and how they are contributing to the project's objectives.  

 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plan

This template and guidance should be completed in partnership. It describes the resources you will need to undertake all your MEL activities and whose responsibility it is.


Health Partnership Publications

Academic research and related publications by health partnerships and about work undertaken by health partnerships. Use the filters to search by year of publication, health theme or country.

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CASE STUDY: Developing a respectful partnership

For the Butabika Partnership, understanding each other's strengths and weaknesses is built into the way in which they deliver their work, from informal feedback to more formal debriefing sessions. Here they explain the partnership's approach and how it has benefitted them.


Ready for Revalidation

Revalidation is the process by which licensed doctors are required to demonstrate on a regular baiss that they are up to date and fit to practise.  This publication from the General Medical Council has a list of frequently asked questions that provide further information for doctors who work wholly outside the UK.