THET/Johnson & Johnson Africa Grants Programme (AGP) 2019/2020

THET is pleased to announce a third round of grants under the Africa Grants Programme (AGP)with support from Johnson & Johnson. The AGP supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries, through engaging established partnerships between health organisations in the UK and Ireland and their counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa.


The aims of the Africa Grants Programme are to save and improve the lives of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa (in particular women and children), prevent disease in vulnerable populations and strengthen the health workforce in Africa. THET and J&J are particularly interested in projects which affect systemic change and contribute to sustainable outcomes and impact.


Themes and Geographic Focus

THET welcomes grant applications to strengthen the healthcare workforce in one of the following two areas:

  • Stream 1: Essential Surgical and Anaesthetic Care: This stream will focus on reducing morbidity and mortality from conditions requiring essential surgical intervention and/or enhancing patient safety as a result of improved anaesthetic care through the training of relevant health workers. The aim of this stream is to improve the access to, and availability of, quality surgery and/or anaesthetic care (particularly for maternal, neonatal or paediatric surgical conditions).
  • Stream 2: Community Healthcare: This stream will focus on increasing the availability and quality of essential healthcare (including attended births) and health information to underserved populations, particularly women and children, by training those who work and serve in the community. The stream will focus on the training of cadres working in the community (Clinical Officers, Community Health Workers, etc.), which is in line with the national strategy and policies in-country. Partners will work at the rural and district level, outside of the central hospital systems.

THET/Johnson & Johnson Africa Grants Programme

  • Grants are available from £15,000 up to a maximum of £50,000. All funded projects are expected to last between 6 and 16 months. Project activities can be implemented from May 2019 until August 2020.

THET/Johnson & Johnson Africa Grants Programme Eligibility

  • Projects must operate within LMICs in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in these countries: Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia (including Somaliland), Togo;
  • Applications must be submitted in English.

How to Apply for THET/Johnson & Johnson Africa Grants Programme

The Grant Application Form and Budget Template should be completed and submitted, along with letters of support from each of the lead partner institutions and any managing partners, in one email to [email protected] by midnight of February 28, 2019.

For more information, visit Africa Grants Programme.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019


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