ESTHER Switzerland: 2017 call for proposals
August 21st is the deadline for submitting 2017 proposals for Partnerships Project Grants and Start-up Grants to ESTHER Switzerland. Partnerships Project Grants should focus primarily on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and can include HIV/AIDS.
The maximum amount for a Project grant is CHF 100,000. Start-up Grants support initiatives to assess potential new projects within the scope of the ESTHER programme. The maximum amount for a Start-up grant is CHF 10,000.
Both types of grants are available to institutional health partnerships that include at least one healthcare institution in Switzerland (preference is given to hospitals, universities and research institutions) and one healthcare institution in a low- or middle-income country. Typical projects focus on service delivery, such as the training of healthcare staff (medical staff, nurses, management positions, etc.).
ESTHER Switzerland promotes institutional health partnerships through knowledge generation, sharing best practices, collaboration, and advocacy. Switzerland’s ESTHER programme is currently a collaborative initiative between the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern. The ESTHER Secretariat is hosted by ISPM.