Two Funding Opportunities in Maternal Health

Leadership Development for Enhanced Decision-Making

 

From our colleagues at the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research:

The WHO Implementation Research Platform (IRP) has issued a Call for Proposals: Leadership Development for Enhanced Decision-Making. The overall goal of this call is to enhance health policy and management decision-making processes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) (particularly for the implementation and scale-up of effective interventions for MDGs 4, 5, and 6) through the identification and testing models of leadership development to strengthen the capacity of decision-makers to demand, access and use research.

 

Letters of Interest Due: March 15, 2012.

 

Proposals Due: April 15, 2012.

 

Learn more here.

 

Task Shifting for Improvement of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services

 

From our colleagues at the TRAction Project:

The purpose of this research is to identify and address the barriers and challenges to scaling-up task shifting approaches to expand access and utilization of essential MNCH services. MNCH policy makers, planners and managers of services in low income countries need information on effective methods to determine the need for, plan, design, implement, evaluate and scale-up task shifting efforts to improve the availability of human resources for MNCH — particularly in hard to reach geographical areas and in communities with low social and economic status. It is TRAction’s intention that the results of the research will help optimize task shifting programs in the research country, and also provide lessons for other countries facing similar programmatic issues.

 

Proposals Due: April 6th, 2012.

 

Learn more here.