Applications open for CwPAMS independent evaluator


The Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS), a collaborative initiative between THET and the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association, is inviting expressions of interests for a consultant(s) to carry out the evaluation of CwPAMS. The deadline for applications is 14 February 2020.

CwPAMS is a project within the Fleming Fund that funds health partnerships between the UK’s NHS Trusts and/or health institutions and hospitals or institutions in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Projects have been running from February 2019 and are expected to end in April 2020.

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