Program Profile
Last updated from Global Health Progress: 02 Sept 2020

Project HOPE Centre – South Africa

Since 1958, Project HOPE has worked in more than 120 countries to make quality and sustainable health care available for people around the globe. Our signature program in South Africa, The HOPE Centre, tackles the growing challenge of addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in impoverished communities.

The Project HOPE South Africa is a branch of the Project HOPE, the People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. The office has been operational since early 2012 and is registered as a Section 21 in South Africa (International Non-Profit with a South African operation) which launched the HOPE Centre, in Zandspruit, Region C of the City of Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2012. Since 2012, The HOPE Centre has served as a community-based model for effective and cost-efficient NCD prevention and care. Our model combines health promotion and screenings, delivery of quality primary health care, and support programs that promote patient self-care and prevention.

Today, The HOPE Centre operates as a center of excellence and informs our work as we expand our reach to address the burden of NCDs more broadly across South Africa. As such, we are currently supporting chronic disease management for NCDs at Fodisong Community Health Centre in the community of Itsoseng and training community health workers on NCDs to improve capacity for health promotion and screenings across our region.

The HOPE Centre is a one of kind health care centre, the first primary health care public establishment, strengthening health systems within Region C through managing patients living with Diabetes (DM) and Hypertension (HT) in the Zandspruit and surrounding areas. It strives in raising awareness of lifestyle behaviours causing DM and HT and its effects, in at risk population with unique circumstances through targeted screening and education. Community workers from the HOPE Centre screen high risk individuals in their homes and at focused awareness events and link them into care.

The data for this program has been reviewed by both the companies and the Access Observatory team.

Access Accelerated in Action articulates the six cross-cutting principles that underpin the initiative’s commitment to strengthening NCD programs.

Through a series of 19 case studies, the report examines how member companies have incorporated these principles into their programmatic work.

Read the full report here.