24 May 2019
THET is pleased to announce that fourteen health partnerships have been awarded funding through the Johnson & Johnson Africa Grants Programme (AGP), working with a focus on strengthening the healthcare workforce in two key areas: surgical and anaesthetic care and community healthcare.
Now in its third round, the AGP supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Funded by Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and managed by THET, the AGP supports projects that mobilise UK and Irish health workers to develop the capacity of health workers in Africa through skills transfer, training, mentoring and other collaborative work.
From 2017 to 2019, AGP funding supported seven health partnership projects in four African countries, ranging from setting up palliative care training programmes for community health workers in Uganda, to improving primary trauma care services in Sierra Leone, and training health workers in laparoscopic surgery techniques for children with cancer in Ghana. A full list of projects and their impact is available on our website.
Projects under the AGP 2019-20 will focus on strengthening the healthcare workforce in one of the following two target areas:
Projects will be implemented in nine countries in Africa: