The Global Grants Program (GGP) has been launched to support focused, results-oriented projects that improve public health data in the priority areas of the Data for Health Initiative so that governments are equipped with the tools and systems to collect and use data effectively.
The Initiative, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Government of Australia, is providing technical assistance to low- and middle-income countries worldwide to improve public health data systems. The Initiative focuses on three major areas: civil registration and vital statistics; non-communicable disease risk factor surveys; and data use for policy making.
- Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
- Enhancing CRVS Governance and Coordination;
- Improving Notification and Registration of Vital Events;
- Improving Medical Certification of Cause-of-Death;
- Instituting or improving ICD coding;
- Implementing Verbal Autopsy;
- Improving Vital Statistics analysis, publication, dissemination;
- CRVS Legal and Regulatory Review and Reform.
- Data Impact
- Indicator development;
- Data dashboards;
- Decision process design/reform – prioritization, budgeting, planning;
- Capacity development – data analytics for public health practice;
- Data report development or enhancement;
- National health bulletin development or enhancement;
- Online data access;
- Scientific communications development.
- Noncommunicable Disease Surveys
- Survey design and planning;
- Survey implementation;
- Survey analysis;
- Survey dissemination.
- Cancer Registry
- Enhancing cancer registry governance and coordination;
- Improving registration of cancer;
- Improving quality of cancer registry data;
- Improving cancer registry analyses, publication, dissemination.
- Rapid Mortality Surveillance;
- Certification and Coding of COVID-19 & Iris Recommendations for COVID-19;
- Verbal Autopsy in the Context of COVID-19;
- Measuring Excess Mortality due to COVID-19;
- Maintaining Civil Registration during COVID-19;
- Assessing mortality data quality using ANACONDA during COVID-19.
- Data Impact
- COVID-19 Data Analysis for Public Health Action.
- Developing surveys to collect population data on COVID-19.
- For the current funding round, up to $150,000 will be awarded for projects to be completed over an 18-month period.
- Short-term, highly-focused projects with lower budgets are strongly encouraged.
- Projects related to contact tracing or the delivery of COVID-19 relief or other services
- Personal protective goods, Laboratory equipment, Biological analysis
- Individual study or training
- Increasing/”topping up” the salaries of existing MOH personnel (salary offset is acceptable)
- Capital Expenses
- New Construction
- Computer or other electronic equipment (unless intrinsic to project)
- The Global Grants Program is targeted to ministries of health, statistical and other relevant agencies at the national, subnational or municipal levels in low- and middle-income countries that have not received funding from the Data for HealthInitiative. In certain instances, applications from NGOs that have strong relationships with government will also be considered.
- The following countries are not eligible to apply:
For more information, visit https://www.d4hglobalgrantsprogram.org/process