Funding of up to €300,000 for capacity building, with the aim of sustainably improving healthcare in partner countries.

Hospital Partnerships (Initiative Klinikpartnerschaften) is a joint initiative of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation (EKFS). The programme is designed to foster sustainable partnerships between German public-sector health facilities and health institutions in low or middle-income countries (LMICs) around the globe.

The Academic Funding line promotes German-international clinical partnerships which contribute to the development of healthcare in LMICs. The focus is on needs-based training, organisational development, and partnership-based conception and implementation of research activities. It is expected that projects develop scientific know-how in medical diagnostics, therapy, care and preventive measures which improve the quality of health services and the care of patients in partner countries.

Eligible are university hospitals and research institutions in Germany.

The international partner must be a university hospital in a LMIC, according to the OECD DAC criteria (PDF link) (except Turkey).

Funding of up to €300,000 is provided for a period of 24 months. Eligible costs can include personnel, travel and procurement of equipment etc.

The scheme comprises a two-stage application process, with an initial invitation for outline proposals followed by the submission of a full, formal funding application for successful candidates.

The submission window for project outlines is open between 15 July and 16 August 2021.

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