IAPO's COVID-19 Response Activity Grant Scheme

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

In 2020, IAPO launched the COVID-19 Response Activity Grant Scheme to support IAPO members working on the frontline to support patients during the pandemic.

Through a competitive 2-stage selection process initiated via the 9th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2020) Open Call, we invited our Member organizations in Lower-middle and Low-income countries to submit project proposals for a grant of up to US$ 1000.

The first phase of the selection process was a thorough screening to check if candidates met the criteria to go through the second phase, where GPC 2020 delegates voted for the initiatives they believed deserved the grant the most. The poll results were announced at the Congress Closing Ceremony and the five most voted proposals selected to receive the grant were:

  • Consumer Online Foundation (India)
  • Patient and Community Welfare Foundation of Malawi - PAWEM (Malawi)
  • Save Liver - SLAP (North Macedonia)
  • Sharecare Ghana (Ghana)
  • Uganda Alliance of Patients' Organization - UAPO (Uganda)

However, in the spirit of inclusiveness, IAPO decided to also award a grant to the other three candidates:

  • Action Group for Health Human Rights and HIV/AIDS - AGHA (Uganda)
  • Epilepsy Support Association Uganda (Uganda)
  • National Community of Women Living with HIV in Uganda – NACWOLA (Uganda)

Our Members are now reporting back their unique experience of caring for patients in such challenging times. You will learn about their achievements, collaborations and challenges, as well as their main takeaways from this journey.

 

To read the grantee's articles, click on the images below.

 

 

Action Group for Health Human Rights and HIV/AIDS - AGHA (Uganda)                 

  

Consumer Online Foundation (India)

     

Epilepsy Support Association Uganda (Uganda)

  

National Community of Women Living with HIV in Uganda – NACWOLA (Uganda)

             

Patient and Community Welfare Foundation of Malawi - PAWEM (Malawi)

  

Save Liver - SLAP (North Macedonia)

Sharecare Ghana (Ghana)  

 

 Uganda Alliance of Patients' Organizations - UAPO (Uganda)