The International Health Partnership (IHP) and related initiatives (IHP+) has launched a Civil Society Health Policy Action Fund in 2010. The Civil Society Health Policy Action Fund invites proposals from southern civil society organisations (CSOs) for between US$25,000 and US$30,000.
This fund is open to support health organisations, networks, and coalitions in 21 IHP countries over a one-year period. The countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia. The overall aim of civil society engagement in national health sector policy dialogue and sector processes is to improve the performance, accountability, and effectiveness of the planning and delivery of national health sector plans.
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Criteria for selection include:
- Strategic objectives
- Advocacy plan
- Financial Management
- Networking and coalition building
All activities concerning the constructive engagement of CSOs in national health policy and sector processes can be supported by the grant with the exception of the direct delivery of health services. Individual activities funded through this grant should contribute to a broader strategy of engagement with national health sector processes. Applications will be considered that seek to carry out the above through, but not limited to
- Budget and policy research and analysis
- Lobbying and advocacy
- Training and capacity building in health policy and advocacy
- Alliance building
- Media work
Pambazuka News 476: Links & Resources on April 2 2010.