NNHF funds and supports projects in developing countries to improve access to care for people with haemophilia and allied bleeding disorders. Typical project duration is one to three years.
The goals of each project are tailored to local needs and focus on sustainable outcomes. Such outcomes rely on having local leadership in place. While our local partners take this responsibility, NNHF acts as supporting partner through every step, from fine-tuning the first project idea to execution and successful completion.
Below, we guide you through the six steps we follow to ensure a NNHF supported project become a success.
Understanding situation and local needs
Successful development projects are tailored to local needs. As part of the investigation we perform in support of applications, NNHF meets with local experts, the potential partner, visits local facilities and talks to key stakeholders including authorities and patients.
Our goal is to understand the situation and challenges in providing care and what resources a project can draw on to succeed, as well as the potential for securing long-term sustainability.
Submission of a project tailored to local needs
A promising project application contains the overall objectives, explains local leadership with a dedicated project partner and an engaged execution team, has a streamlined project plan and budget and gives necessary background information.
We will explain tools such as the budget template, project plan, application form, quarterly reporting template, deliverables and how milestones are broken down into activities. This helps a potential partner to get a sense of what a project involves and allows him or her to shape the application accordingly.
Dedicated bank account and detailed project plan and budget
For an approved project the final project plan, budget and dedicated bank account need to be set-up. Based on these arrangements, the project partnership agreement is signed by NNHF and the potential project partners.
Local partners engaging the community to lead life-changing improvements
The execution starts with the signature of the partnership agreement and should be driven according to the project plan and budget. Quarterly reporting and close collaboration with NNHF supports the achievement of objectives.
The definition of project success across all NNHF projects remains the same: delivery of the agreed objectives, satisfactory to the partners, on time and within budget. This requires constantly driving the project towards completion with regular updates, meetings and follow-up.
Finalisation of activities triggers formal closing
After all activities have been finalised, the final project report and final audit report are pending for a formal completion of the project.
Formal completion with final reports
With the submission of the final project report and final audit to the NNHF, the project is considered to be completed formally.
Interested in applying for a project? Download our project application guidelines here
Use our project plan template to support your project application - download it here
Download our project application form here - next submission deadline is 6 July 2015
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