Nigeria: Open Call for Interventions to strengthen the Healthcare System

Nigeria: Open Call for Interventions to strengthen the Healthcare System

Deadline: 24-May-22

This Call for Applications is soliciting proposals aimed at strengthening the primary health care system with a focus on the areas highlighted for immediate intervention.

NSSF is a partnership between Global Citizen (GC) and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

The NSSF is a multi-donor institutional mechanism for mobilising funds earmarked to support development in three core COVID-19 response areas:

The Most Vulnerable Populations: Provide safety nets for Nigeria’s most vulnerable populations.
Health Systems Resilience: Strengthen healthcare systems and expand rural and community focused universal health access
Reskilling and Retooling of Nigerian youth: Re-skill and retool Nigerians for the Post COVID-19 Era
Grants will be provided as catalytic interventions based on the principle of additionality to organisations driving change and impact in NSSF’s strategic priorities of supporting vulnerable populations, building health systems resilience, and reskilling the Nigerian youth for the post-COVID-19 era.

Scope of Intervention
The NSSF Grant Scheme is targeted towards funding projects that focus on the following initiatives:

Provision and improvement of healthcare infrastructure (including refurbishment) to enhance emergency preparedness and pandemic prevention and control in PHCs in Nigeria.
Improving the availability of essential drugs and medical supplies in Primary Healthcare facilities that are underserved and underfunded.
Removing demand-side financing barriers for vulnerable populations from accessing healthcare services when needed. With special focus on women and children requiring maternal and childcare services covering antenatal care, immunisation and proper nutrition.
Providing training and capacity-building programmes for HCWs and professionals of PHCs for emergency preparedness.
Retention of HCWs in both rural and urban areas.
Driving community utilisation of existing PHCs
Funding Information
The available financing for NGOs and Not for Profit organisations applying under this Call for Applications is a maximum of NGN100 million per project.
This grant cycle will target interventions to be completed between 0 to 18 months.
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this grant, organisations would be expected to meet the following criteria:

Must be legally registered as a Not-for-Profit organisation
Must have been in operation for a minimum of 2 years
Must have a minimum of 2 years of audited financials
Must have a minimum of 2 qualified, relevant specialists within its employ
Geographical focus must be Nigeria
Technical focus must be towards strengthening the healthcare system
The proposed initiatives must be implemented within Nigeria
The proposed initiatives must be impact-driven and measurable
The proposed initiatives have never been blacklisted from execution in a similar grant scheme
None of the principal members or authorised personnel have been blacklisted from participating in a similar grant scheme
None of the principal members or authorised personnel have been convicted of any offences under Nigerian law
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