African countries need 50 times more doctors to curb their surgery deaths
The need for increased surgery and anaesthetic care training in Africa is huge and so THET is pleased to announce that seven successful health partnerships have been awarded funding through the Johnson & Johnson Africa Grants Programme (AGP), working with a focus on surgical and anaesthetic care or community healthcare.
The Africa Grants Programme (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 engages partnerships between organisations in the UK and Ireland, and their counterparts in Africa.
From 2016 to 2017, the first round of AGP funding supported seven health partnership projects in seven African countries, ranging from setting up palliative care training programme for community health workers in Mauritania to building the capacity of Safer Anaesthesia from Education (SAFE) training providers in Malawi. A full list of projects and their impact is available on our website.
This new round of grants running from January 2018 to April 2019, 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. The funding is available for projects designed to improve the standards of clinical training (at all education levels), the technical skills of staff, or the efficiency and capacity within healthcare systems.
Projects will be implemented in four countries in Africa:
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa