The Umthombo Youth Development Foundation works to identify local youth who have the potential, and interest in becoming healthcare providers. Those same students would also be required to commit to working at one of five hospitals in the district for at least the same number of years they received university support.
After our establishment in 1999, our foundation has expanded from Mosvold Hospital to include four other hospitals in the Umkhanyakude district. Today, we work with 15 rural KZN hospitals, as well as two rural Eastern Cape hospitals.
Today, we have 428 graduates covering 19 different health science disciplines, of which 150 are doctors. These graduates make their own positive contributions to their communities by working at our supporting hospitals.