The BMA Information Fund - Applications are now open!
The British Medical Association works in partnership with Health Books International to provide books, medical equipment and knowledge resources that are tailored to the specific education and training needs of health workers operating in low-resource settings.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching consequences for health systems, and essential health services remain severely disrupted in 90% of countries. Among these are treatment services for HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis; non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer; malnutrition; as well as critical preventive services like family planning and immunisation. The Information Fund aims to provide support to organisations working to restore disrupted services and communities adversely affected by health inequality during the pandemic. We will continue to prioritise applicants working to mitigate the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in their communities, whether through education to prevent transmission, direct care or all-important efforts to increase equitable vaccine coverage.
Applications are welcomed from a wide range of not-for-profit organisations as well as new initiatives. Successful applicants will show that the requested resources are tailored to their users’ needs, will be used by a significant number of people, and will have a sustained and meaningful impact. If you know an organisation that would also like to take part, please share this fantastic opportunity with them.
Applications will close on Friday 5 November 2021.
We can only accept a total of 100 applications, so we encourage interested organisations to apply as early as possible to ensure they do not miss out on this opportunity.
Successful applicants will be informed by 17 December 2021 and books and resources will be dispatched from January 2022 onwards.