The UKPHS COVID-19 Response Fund will support established Health Partnerships (HPs) to address gaps in skills and knowledge to prevent and treat COVID-19, promote the safety and well-being of health workers in LMICs, including their physical and mental health, and provide support so that essential health services can be provided in spite of COVID-19 risks and pressures.
Health Partnerships are in a unique position to offer support to the COVID-19 response, drawing on strong ties of trust, collegiality and professional respect that sit at the heart of relationships developed over many years.
While international travel will not be funded through the fund, HPs will be able to harness flows of support at an institutional and individual level through utilising technology and mobilising virtual communication tools.
Established HPs can support each other by:
The core requirements for applications are:
Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Rep., Congo, Dem. Rep, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, the Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
South East Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Vietnam