2019 BMA Information Fund now open for applications from health-focussed organisations in low-resource countries

22 October, 2019

Dear HIFA members,

I would like to remind you that the 2019 BMA Information Fund is currently open for applications. The fund provides health information and educational materials to health-focused organisations in low-income countries.

We work in partnership with Health Books International to provide resources that are tailored to the specific education and training needs of health workers operating in low-resource settings. Materials available include books, practical guides and tools, DVDs and CDs.

Since 2000, we have provided over 300 donations of books and other information materials to organisations in 70 countries worldwide. Our donations span the globe, focussing on low-income countries in Africa and Asia as well as island states, which face significant health challenges.

Have a look at our webpage for more information on the initiatives we have previously supported and information on how to apply. The application deadline is 8 November 2019, but applications are capped at 100 so early application is encouraged!


The following types of organisations can apply:

Healthcare institutions

Medical schools


Health-focused non-governmental organisations

Human rights and community development organisations involved in local capacity-building

(Please note we are not able to respond to requests from individuals.)

If you know someone or an organisation that would also like to take part, please share this fantastic opportunity with them. You can also share this tweet to let your networks know: https://twitter.com/TheBMA/status/1181174197470552064

Kind regards,


Arielle Nylander

Senior Policy Advisor (Global Health)

International & Immigration

Professionalism and Guidance

Policy Directorate

British Medical Association

BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

T: 020 7383 6231 I E: ANylander@bma.org.uk

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