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Calling all innovators!

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Health Education England, THET is building a body of evidence to demonstrate examples of innovation in health fostered through working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We are therefore launching a call for evidence to the global health community to showcase innovations or innovative ideas that can benefit health systems in both an LMIC and the UK, at an individual health worker, institutional or system level.

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Innovations in health might involve new methods of training, service delivery, access etc. For examples of innovation through health partnerships, please click here.

We would like to encourage those with an innovation to submit their ideas in order to contribute to a growing body of evidence on this work. All submissions will be used to form part of a body of growing evidence in THET’s communications, to persuade government and donors of the innovative benefits of the investment of UK Aid in global health initiatives and of the health partnership model.

For those who wish to apply for Fellowships, eligible submissions must demonstrate all of the following criteria:

  1. The applicant was overseas in an LMIC setting at the time the innovative idea was conceived or developed or the idea was conceived in partnership with LMIC colleagues.
  2. The innovation has potential applicability in both the UK and LMIC setting.
  3. Demonstrate a clear plan for how the Fellowship will support the development of their innovation by November 2019 should they be successful.


Eligible submissions should also demonstrate one of the following:

  • The idea was conceived during a project which was supported by UK Aid funding e.g. DFID-funded Health Partnership Scheme.


  • The applicant was an NHS member of staff at the time that the innovative idea was conceived.

How to apply:

Candidates can submit more than one example of innovation if they wish to, however, please submit one innovation per submission. The deadline for submission is midnight on 14th July 2019.

To submit, please complete the HIP Submission Form 


If you have any questions please contact application@thet.org.


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Our Innovation Steering Group

Led by our Patron Lord Crisp (APPG Global Health), a Steering Group including Professor Agnes Binagwaho (University of Global Health Equity), Professor Ged Byrne (Health Education England), Dr Matt Harris (Imperial College), Dr Sara Urassa (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College), Dr Shams Syed (World Health Organization), and Dr Navina Evans (East London NHS Trust), Victoria MacDonald (Channel 4) and Nigel Edwards (Nuffield Trust) will guide the project and fellows to ensure innovations from across the health partnership community are identified, documented and showcased.