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Announcing the partnerships in the Global Health Workforce Programme

10 January 2024

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The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) are delighted to announce 33 Health Partnerships as successful grantees of the Global Health Workforce Programme (GHWP) in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. THET will be the Fund Manager of the programme and Ducit Blue Solutions will be the Grant Manager within Nigeria.

Funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), GHWP will develop the health workforce in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria, supporting them to build stronger, more resilient health systems for post-pandemic recovery and to make progress towards universal health coverage.

Meet the GHWP grantees!  

Grants will start in February 2024, and run until January 2025. Projects are being carried out by both new and existing health partnerships between the UK, operating across Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.

The following partnerships have been successful in receiving grants:

Project Goal: To improve the quality of chemical pathology training and service provision in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya
Lead Partner: The Royal College of Pathologists
Co-Lead Partner: National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN)

Project Goal:To build capacity for subspecialty psychiatry training in Ghana
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Ghana
Lead Partner: Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)
Co-Lead Partner: Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS)

Project Goal: To strengthen postgraduate specialist medical education and training in Ghana
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Ghana
Lead Partner: The Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Co-Lead Partner: The Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons

Project Goal: To increase capacity for physician anaesthetist training in Ghana
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Ghana
Lead Partner: Royal College of Anaesthetists
Co-Lead Partner: Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons- Anaesthesia Faculty

Project Goal: To train primary healthcare workforce and pre-service healthcare trainees on remote consultation with the objective of advancing universal health coverage
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Nigeria
Lead Partner: King’s College London
Co-Lead Partner: University of Ibadan

Project Goal: To improve retention of health workers in three of the most deprived districts in the Eastern region of Ghana
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Ghana
Lead Partner: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and School of Public Health
Co-Lead Partner: University of Ghana

Project Goal: To build capacity for the provision of children’s palliative care in Ghana
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Ghana
Lead Partner: International Children’s Palliative Care Network
Co-Lead Partner: World Child Cancer Ghana

Project Goal: To improve the number and quality of training opportunities for the breast cancer health workforce by establishing a sustainable training and education resource
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Nigeria and Ghana
Lead Partner: British Foundation for International Reconstructive Surgery and Training (BFIRST)
Co-Lead Partner: Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria

Project Goal: To strengthen the ability of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana to oversee and regulate the professional register of nurses and midwives to ensure high quality care
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Ghana
Lead Partner: University of Huddersfield (UoH), UK
Co-Lead Partner: Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) of Ghana

Project Goal: To improve the availability of quality of emergency obstetric and newborn care at national and sub-national hospitals by strengthening the capacity of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Nigeria
Lead Partner: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)
Co-Lead Partner: Wellbeing Foundation Africa

Project Goal: To support Osun State, tertiary and local health authorities to develop and pilot an ECD strategy through selected primary clinics, secondary and tertiary centres
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Nigeria
Lead Partner: Royal college of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
Co-Lead Partner: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), teaching hospital complex

Project Goal: To equip mid-level nursing and midwifery managers with skills to improve performance and retention, and advocate for health workforce improvements
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: Florence Nightingale Foundation
Co-Lead Partner: The Nursing Council of Kenya

Project Goal: To develop to emergency care workforce through a nationwide site network
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: Dharura: Global Emergency Care (Based in University Hospitals Bristol & Weston)
Co-Lead Partner: Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital

Project Goal: To improve delivery of Primary Healthcare Services through strengthened leadership capacity of Kenya’s health workforce
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: Intrahealth International – Kenya
Co-Lead Partner: Primary Care International (PCI)

Project Goal: To build health workforce training in the care of children with epilepsy in Ghana and Kenya through the Paediatric Epilepsy Training course programmes
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA)
Co-Lead Partner: Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA)

Project Goal: To increase to Nigerian health workforce capacity to deliver improved high-quality gynaecological care to women and girls
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Nigeria
Lead Partner: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Co-Lead Partner: African Center of Excellence for Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP)

Project Goal: To develop capacity to establish specialist and advanced practice nursing roles in Kenya
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Kenya and Ghana
Lead Partner: Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK)
Co-Lead Partner: The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana (NMC-G)

Project Goal: To strengthen the quality of undergraduate nursing and midwifery education and training by building the capacity of health lecturers to create and use multimedia teaching materials and resources in academic and clinical training
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Nigeria
Lead Partner: Nana Girls and Women Empowerment Initiative
Co-Lead Partner: Medical Aid Films

Project Goal: To improve equitable access to quality Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health services in rural and underserved communities
Grant Type: Large
Country of Focus: Nigeria
Lead Partner: Clinton Health Access Initiative, Nigeria
Co-Lead Partner: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Project Goal: To pilot a model for improved access to high quality, core stroke skills training opportunities in remote or underserved areas across Ghana
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Ghana
Lead Partner: Wessex Ghana Stroke Partnership, UK and Ghana
Co-Lead Partner: Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana

Project Goal: To improve quality training opportunities in pain management provided to Health Workforce in Ghana
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Ghana
Lead Partner: World Fedaration of Societies of Anaesthaesiologists
Co-Lead Partner: Ghana Anaesthesists Society

Project Goal: To develop a leadership and management pilot fellowship programme in The Kings Village, Ghana
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Ghana
Lead Partner: Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
Co-Lead Partner: The Kings Village Ghana

Project Goal: To transform a community health workforce strategy, a programme of mutual learning between Kenya and UK to improve health equity in both contexts
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Co-Lead Partner: LVCT Health

Project Goal: To establish a point of care ultrasound (POCUS) training school for nurses, midwifes and junior doctors in Western Kenya
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: Rainbow for Africa UK (R4AUK)
Co-Lead Partner: Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kakamega, Kenya

Project Goal: To strengthen the capacity of AMREF International University, The Physiotherapy Council of Kenya, and AfyAfrica, to co-develop and deliver training programs in Occupational Safety and Health and Manual Handling Techniques for its health workforce
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: University of Brighton
Co-Lead Partner: AMREF International University

Project Goal: To improve the confidence and practices of healthcare workers in Meru County related to adolescent sexual reproductive health
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: CHASE Africa
Co-Lead Partner: Reproductive Health Network Kenya (RHNK)

Project Goal: To build an AI-driven Continuing Capacity Building elearning platform for Community Health Promoters in Tharaka-Nithi County
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: Kenyan Nurses and Midwives Association (KENMA)- UK
Co-Lead Partner: Matakiri Tumaini Centre (MTC)

Project Goal: To increase the Palliative Health Workforce Capacity in Kenya, through the hi- five approach
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance
Co-Lead Partner: Kenyan Hospices and Palliative Care Association

Project Goal: To strengthen the health workforce in Kenya, training nurses and health care workers to gain confidence and capabilities in cancer health education, prevention, and care
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: The Christie Hospital NHS Trust
Co-Lead Partner: Kenyatta University Teaching Research Referral Hospital

Project Goal: To improve the capacity of Healthcare Workers to respond to the triple threat of gender-based violence, teenage pregnancy and new HIV infections
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: Power for the People
Co-Lead Partner: Homa Bay County Department of Public Health and Medical Services

Project Goal: To develop a Faculty of Specialist Physician Trainers and Examiners to expand and decentralise the Specialist Physician training in Kenya
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Kenya
Lead Partner: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Co-Lead Partner: Kenya Association of Physicians

Project Goal: To build and strengthen the skills, knowledge and capacity of healthcare professionals in Nigeria to improve the life chances and futures of children and young adults with spina bifida
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Nigeria
Lead Partner: SHINE – SPINA BIFIDA-HYDROCEPHALUS-INFORMATION-NETWORKING-EQUALITY
Co-Lead Partner: FESTUS FAJEMILO FOUNDATION

Project Goal: To develop a Primary Health Care Workforce Capacity Building Programme for frontline health workers to improve Mental Health and Psycho Social Support and Maternal and Neonatal Child Health
Grant Type: Small
Country of Focus: Nigeria
Lead Partner: Nigerian IDP Diaspora Support Group
Co-Lead Partner: Neem Foundation

This post was written by:

Programmes Team - THET

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