Ubuntu Through Health promotes positive health outcomes in developing regions and assist in the realisation of health equality at home and abroad.
Ubuntu is an African word for a universal concept. The word has its origins in the Bantu languages of Southern Africa and is a philosophy based on the principle of caring for each other’s wellbeing and a spirit of mutual support. It speaks about the potential for being human, to value the good of the community above self interest. It speaks about human interconnectedness and the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation.
It is hoped that through health, we can uphold the principle of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Through Health was established in 2010 by a group of Griffith University medical students. It is a non-profit initiative of HOPE4HEALTH and endeavours to promote positive health outcomes in developing regions and assist in the realisation of health equality at home and abroad. This will primarily be achieved via tailored financial assistance to health clinics for assistance in the provision of medical supplies and health programs. Ubuntu Through Health is coordinated entirely by volunteer students and all donated funds go directly towards our projects.