Our partners

We have numerous significant partners that support our overall goals

Some of these include the Department of Health, the community, but the most important, in terms of implementing the programme is the local hospital. Together with rural hospitals, we identify, train and support rural youth to become qualified healthcare professionals who, in turn, commit to working at their local hospital's for their contract period.

The hospitals are instrumental in identifying, training and supporting local youth in their quest to become health professionals. The management of participating hospitals (CEO, Medical Manager, HR Manager, Finance Manager) must be strongly supportive of the project and be committed to addressing staff shortages through locally trained youth. The hospital Management provides permission for interested school learners to undertake volunteer work prior to selection, the establishment of a hospital selection committee, and allows in-training students to do holiday work annually at their hospital.

The UYDF currently has active working relationships with the following hospitals in the Umkhanyakude District, namely:

  • Mosvold Hospital
  • Mseleni Hospital
  • Hlabisa Hospital
  • Manguzi Hospital
  • Bethesda Hospital

Our foundation also has participating hospitals in the Zululand district. Those being:

  • Benedictine Hospital
  • Ceza Hospital
  • Nkonjeni Hospital
  • Itshelejuba Hospital
  • Nkonjeni Hospital
  • Vryheid Hospital

Hospitals participating in the King Cetshwayo district are:

  • Catherine Booth Hospital
  • Ekombe Hospital
  • KwaMagwaza Hospital
  • Mbongolwane Hospital
  • Nkandla Hospital

We have also formed individual relationships with the following two hospitals:

  • St. Patricks Hospital - Bizana, Eastern Cape
  • Zithulele Hospital - Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape

For more information about these facilities, find it here.

Funding Organisations

  • Discovery Fund
  • Douglas Jooste Trust
  • Fulton Trust
  • Lily & Ernst Hausmann Bursary Trust
  • Norman Wevell Trust
  • Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust
  • RB Hagart Trust
  • RES Foundation
  • Robert Niven Trust
  • Robin Hamilton Trust
  • The Freddie Marincowitz Welfare Trust 
  • The Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust
  • Zululand Air Mission Transport (ZUMAT)

Individual Donors

  • Brian Whittaker    Dr Andrew Ross    Dr Zandi Rosochacki   Glenys Ross   Wendy Clarke   Ronald & Gill Ingle
  • Siyanda Dlamini   Carlos Chavarri     John Golding    Jean Paterson   Marion Bergman  Jared Cumming
  • Michael Savage   Dr Gloria Nkabinde  Jurgen Fleisch  Prof M Siwela   Amy Clithero-Eridon  John Rosenberg
  • Amy MacGregor 
  • UYDF graduates: Dr MP Cele  Dr Nomfundo Cele   Thobile Mpontshane  Dr Bongiwe Xaba  Nontokozo Fakude Dr Mbekezeli Gumbi   Nomalungelo Mbokazi  Siyanda Dlamini  Mvelo Buthelezi  Ntando Mkhombo  Dr Saleni KhanyileNqobile Myeni  Bongumusa Dlamini    Immaculate Dlamini  Nombuyiselo Dlamini   Lungisa Gobinamba  Dr Nipho Mangeni