The Learning Research Programme (LRP) implemented by AFIDEP is part of wider programme by The Wellcome Trust known as the DELTAS Africa Initiative. The initiative aims to improve health in Africa through research driven by the most urgent regional challenges. It supports a series of research programmes addressing a range of health needs, from emerging infectious diseases to neonatal health, population health and elimination of malaria. It also aims to train the next generation of researchers through programmes that support women in science, create opportunities for masters, doctoral and post-doctoral candidates and provide mentorship.
The DELTAS Africa initiative is funded by the Wellcome Trust to the tune of £21 million. The LRP, the component implemented by AFIDEP and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is supported with £800,000 to produce research-based learning from the DELTAS Africa initiative.