2020 BMA Information Fund open for applications from health-focussed organisations in low-resource countries

21 October, 2020

Dear HIFA members,

A reminder that the BMA Information Fund is currently accepting applications (closes 6 November). 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, online resources, practical guides and tools, DVDs and CDs.

This year we are giving added weight to requests that support mitigation and recovery from COVID-19, whether through direct action to combat the virus or restoring other services disrupted as a result of the pandemic. Successful applicants will show that the requested resources will have a sustained and meaningful impact, and support achievement of one or more UN Sustainable Development Goal targets (https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/).

Have a look at our webpage and read the blog from our International Committee chair for more information on the initiatives we have previously supported and information on how to apply.

Webpage: https://www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/influence/international/global-h...

Blog: https://www.bma.org.uk/news-and-opinion/bma-information-fund-opens-for-a...

The application deadline is 6 November 2020, but applications are capped at 100 so early application is encouraged! Please share our tweet to help spread the word: https://twitter.com/TheBMA/status/1309507996318392324

The following types of organisations can apply:

Healthcare institutions

Medical schools

Libraries

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!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions at info.international@bma.org.uk

Kind regards,

Arielle

Arielle Nylander

Senior Policy Advisor (Global Health)

International & Immigration

Professionalism and Guidance

Policy Directorate

British Medical Association

BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

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HIFA profile: Arielle Nylander is senior policy advisor on global health at the British Medical Association, London, UK. ANylander AT bma.org.uk