Umthombo Youth Development Foundation

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Our mission is to address the unacceptably high shortages of qualified health care staff at rural hospitals as this impacts negatively on service provision to rural communities. We thus identify, train and support rural youth with potential to become the future health care providers in their communities.

Over the past 12 years we have produced 135 health science graduates across 14 different health disciplines, including 42 doctors. Every graduate is required to work at a rural hospital for the same number of years as they received support for.

In 2013, we are providing support to 192 youth at University, whom we selected from rural areas mainly in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The pass rate at University over the past 4 years has been above 88% - this can be ascribed to the mentoring support we provide to our students and their commitment to succeed.

Operates in: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Established in: 1999

Non-Profit Organisation Number: 010-021
Public Benefit Organisation Number: 18/11/13/4296
Section 21 Company Number:
Trust Number: IT 1856/95

Contact person: Dr Gavin MacGregor
Phone: 031 765 5774
Fax: 031 765 6014
Physical address: Office 4A, Bristol House, 1A Shongweni Road, Hillcrest
Postal address: Postnet Suite 10328, Private Bag X7005, Hillcrest, 3650

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