100&Change: 2021

Enhancing Healthcare Access through the Unjani Clinic Network

Unjani Clinics NPC

Enhancing access to quality, affordable primary healthcare to low income communities of South Africa and Africa by empowering nursing professionals.

Submitted: August 2019
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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2021
Current Work Location(s):
  • Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Limpopo, South Africa
  • Free State, South Africa
  • Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Gauteng, South Africa
  • Province of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Central District, Botswana
  • Province of North West, South Africa
  • Province of Northern Cape, South Africa
  • Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Priority Population(s):
  • Low-income people
  • Working poor
  • People with diseases and illnesses
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary

South Africa has a population of 58 million people, and more than 80% rely on the public sector for their healthcare needs. Enabling general access to quality primary healthcare with limited health professional resources, ageing infrastructure, dated legislation and under utilization of technology appears impossible. Over the past 5 years, through a bold and disruptive service delivery model known as the Unjani Clinic Network, we have empowered professional nurses to provide access to quality, affordable primary healthcare; while at the same time equipping them to operate and ultimately own container clinics in low income communities. In excess of 1 million consultations have been recorded through a network of 70 Clinics, and we plan to expand this to 1000 Clinics (both within South Africa and Africa). By enhancing access to quality healthcare, 6 million historically marginalised and low income populations will have improved health education, improved health outcomes and improved lives!

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Unjani Clinics NPC

website: http://www.unjaniclinic.co.za
Organization Headquarters
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
< $10 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
< 50

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