The Wales for Africa Health Link Grant Scheme supports projects that make links with health care systems and medical education and training in sub-Saharan Africa.
The £100,000 grant scheme forms part of Wales’s contribution, as stated in the One Wales document, to contribute to delivery of the UN Millennium Development Goals to halve global poverty by 2015, and is open to new bids from 11 March to 13 June 2011.
As well as benefitting African countries, this grant scheme also benefits Wales through supporting the professional development of NHS and other healthcare sector workers in Wales, giving them unique and challenging opportunities to develop their skills and experience.
The work is spread across some of the poorest countries in the world; including Ethiopia, Mali, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Liberia, Chad and Gambia, and currently-funded projects include areas of paediatric, antenatal, emergency, obstetric, neonatal and anaesthetic medicine.
Any organisation in the healthcare field in Wales, public or voluntary, can apply to access the grants if they have a project that they feel can contribute to the Millennium Development Goals and provide benefits to Wales, such as the skill development of Welsh health professionals.