Rwanda Non-Communicable Diseases Programme: call for proposals

This is a call for proposals and application form aimed at organisations who would like to deliver a grant to support community palliative care in Rwanda on behalf of the Scottish Government. The deadline for applications is 5 July 2024.

Aims & Objectives

The Scottish Governments International Health Development Programme aims to:

  • Increase financial and political commitment into prevention, diagnosis and management of NCDs.
  • Improve access to nationally led quality NCD care.

Theory of Change statement

The proposed programme seeks to improve palliative care services in Rwanda through the delivery of quality community palliative care. The proposed programme will seek to leverage existing infrastructure and approach to PEN and PEN Plus platforms to deliver quality community palliative care services.


The NCD Health Programme in Rwanda will contribute to SDG 3, to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, at all ages in line with the target of universal health coverage by increasing access to nationally led quality NCD care.


To improve access to palliative care at community level for those living with end stage NCDs including cancer.


The successful bidder will detail outputs, but likely to include:

  • Strengthened capacity of community healthcare workforce to deliver palliative care services.
  • Increased provision of basic palliative care services at community level.
  • Development of appropriate referral pathways.
  • Development of evidence to support integration of community palliative care into PEN / Pen Plus.


Specific activities are subject to scoping by the grant holder. A possible schedule of activities drafted alongside our evidence report is provided in Annex C.



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