The Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme is run by the British Council and aimed at students from across the Commonwealth who would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK. A variety of types of award are available.
The scheme is open to citizens or permanent residents of a Commonwealth country. Eligiblility still applies if someone is a refugee or British protected person.
Health Books International (formerly Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC))
Health Books International provides books, downloads, training materials and equipment on a not-for-profit basis to support education and training in health care. Materials are specially written for use in low income settings and for people working in challenging settings.
MedicineAfrica helps organisations educate and train in low resource settings and has experience in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Palestine, Zimbabwe and Somaliland.
It advises organisations on how they can best approach new projects and partnerships and help avoid costly mistakes by choosing technologies inappropriate for their users. It helps to produce project plans, and assist in funding and writing grants.
Multi-agency International Training and Support (MAITS)
MAITS exists to empower educational and health professionals to enhance and develop the service they provide to people with disabilities in resource-poor settings through sharing knowledge and practice.
NextGenU.org is a learning portal invented to help democratize education in 2001. It aims to educate and improve the capacity of the health workforce. The learning platform provides competency-based courses that are cost-free, advertisement-free, barrier-free, and carbon-free. Learners from every country and through 314 universities have accessed courses for free.
Courses span from undergraduate-level pre-health sciences, nursing, and community health worker training through medical and public health graduate training, medical residency programs, and continuing medical education.