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At The Health Foundation, we believe that good health and overall wellness is the foundation to a strong country and a resilient democracy. We believe that health is key to being a strong citizen who is able to contribute to community life. We believe that everybody must have access to quality appropriate health care services, both at hospitals and at community clinics.

The Health Foundation is a unique platform for partnerships between
public, private and civil sectors

to boost resources and enhance services in the public health sector,

in order to improve healthcare quality, access and experience for people
of the Western Cape and beyond.

The Health Foundation is an independent Non-Profit Company and Public Benefit Organisation. We offer a credible, accountable channel to make a direct difference in the health and wellness of citizens, through innovative, people-centred, results-focused initiatives.

How we do this:



The projects we support may include contributions to infrastructure, human capacity development, programmes, services and systems. We collaborate with the provincial health authorities to achieve meaningful use of your contributions. The Foundation is committed to accountable stewardship, good governance and transparent reporting.


   

Latest News & Events

First 1000 Days
May 2016
The Health Foundation has adopted a core strategic focus for the next 3-5 years: Retaining our long-term vision of contributing to Health System Strengthening through our four key pillars, we will start where life starts: with a HEALTHY START TO LIFE. Read more

Celebrating a Health Partnership with Liberty Medical Scheme
February 2016
The Health Foundation is proud to have facilitated another private sector partnership in support of the Wellness Mobiles for School Health of the Western Cape Government. Read more

BDU Service recognition
January 2016
The Health Foundation hosted a Service Recognition event as a way to honour and appreciate friends of The Foundation for their time and services to our organisation. Read more

The Health Foundation facilitates Greater Tygerberg Partnership Health Forum
November 2015
The Health Foundation was requested to facilitate the second meeting of the Greater Tygerberg Partnership’s Health Forum, an initiative of the GTP which focuses on facilitating health innovation and integration in the Greater Tygerberg region. Read more

World Health Summit 2015: report from The Health Foundation’s CEO
October 2015
Greetings! I was fortunate to be one of 1500 delegates at the World Health Summit, held in Berlin in October 2015. Read more

German-African Healthcare Symposium, October 2016
October 2015
Following the World Health Summit, Jenni and board member Japie du Toit participated in the 2nd German-African Healthcare Symposium. Read more

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Project in the spotlight: First 1000 Days

 

 

The Health Foundation has adopted a core strategic focus for the next 3-5 years: Retaining our long-term vision of contributing to Health System Strengthening through our four key pillars, we will start where life starts: with a HEALTHY START TO LIFE. This aligns with the First 1000 Days initiative as well as global goals to improve maternal and child health.

Did you know? Children who get a "Healthy Start to Life" in the 1st 1000 days and beyond are ten times more likely to overcome life threatening childhood diseases, complete nearly five more grades in school, go on to earn 21% more in wages as adults and are more likely to have healthier families of their own. Read more

 
 
 

Support Us

Optimising the wellness of our people is an investment in our collective quality of life and long-term social and economic health. Your donations make a difference in people's lives by enabling The Health Foundation to improve wellness in the Western Cape. Donations may be financial, in kind (materials such as building materials, equipment, or consumables), or by means of your time and expertise. The Health Foundation will help you to make your gift of health a reality.

 

 

Contact Details

Tel: +27 (0) 21 418 1580
Email: info@thehealthfoundation.org.za
Physical Address: 16th Floor, Norton Rose House, 8 Riebeek Street Cape Town
Postal Address: P O Box 15437 Vlaeberg 8018

 

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