South Africa has a population of 55 million+ people. Approximately 10 million people insure their healthcare with private insurance companies, while the balance of the population (in excess of 80%) either self insures or relies on the government for their healthcare needs. The government facilities are under severe strain and are unable to provide the quality of care required for basic primary care. The shortage of doctors further exacerbates the need to strengthen the healthcare system.
The need to task-shift primary healthcare to suitably qualified professional nurses is addressed by the Unjani Clinic initiative. By empowering black women professional nurses to operate and ultimately own a primary healthcare container clinic in our township communities enhances access to primary care at the point of need. Utilizing social franchising principles, the nurses are trained, mentored, provided the necessary systems and support to operate a quality, affordable primary care clinic.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||1,000,000|
Dr Iain Barton (male) is the founder of Unjani Clinics Network and the Chairman of the Unjani Clinics NPC Board his experience in the healthcare industry is both impressive and extensive. Lynda Toussaint (female) is the CEO of Unjani Clinics NPC and a director; she is tasked with raising the funding and managing the initiative implementation through her NPC team. Sue Hoosain (female) is the Network General Manager tasked with full operational implementation of the initiative.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN