Ubuntu Through Health

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.



Jungle Party - Ubuntu and International Health

May 11, 2014
On Friday the 11th of April Ubuntu through Health and the International Hope4Health Executive threw the inaugural “Jungle Party” at Swingin’ Safari in Surfer’s Paradise…

Jungle Party Photo Competition

March 17, 2014
UBUNTU THROUGH HEALTH and HOPE4HEALTH present the inaugural JUNGLE PARTY! The theme is Jungle, so dust off that leopard print, find your monkey onesie or construct something elaborate out of leaves…

Ubuntu Through Health And Treacy House Partnership

July 26, 2013
On Thursday July 25, UbuntuTH members (Tim, Claire, Emma and Adam) travelled to St Patricks College, Shorncliffe to speak with the Treacy House students about Ubuntu Through Health…

Another Diamond Ring Raffle

July 19, 2013
One of the premier items on offer at this years Ubuntu Through Health Dinner is ‘The Peridona’…

The Ubuntu Through Health Dinner, August 2013

July 18, 2013
The Ubuntu Through Health Dinner is now less than five weeks away…

Dinner For Ruben Success

March 14, 2013
On November 30th last year, Ubuntu Through Health hosted the Dinner For Ruben fundraiser at Royal on the Park in Brisbane…

Dinner For Ruben - Diamond Ring Limited Raffle

October 17, 2012
One of the premier items on offer at next month’s Ubuntu Through Health Dinner for Ruben is a handmade yellow/pink gold, spinel and diamond ring…

The Khayelitsha Project Wins The AMSA Global Health Council's Choice Award For 2012

September 20, 2012
Earlier this week UTH members Claire Morrow, Tim Beckman and David Hill traveled to Cairns for the Australian Medical Students Assocation Global Health Conference…

Upcoming Fundraiser for The Ruben Project

September 20, 2012
On November 30th we are holding a fundraiser for The Ruben Project…


In my role withing the The Edmund Rice Foundation, an organisation that has strong ties to underprivileged regions throughout the world, I strongly endorse the actions of Ubuntu Through Health. I have visited the Khayelitsha township on many occasions and the extent of poverty and sorrow is overwhelming. I believe Ubuntu Through Health can make a positive difference by improving health outcomes in this region and beyond. It is commendable that these young medical students have shown a strong commitment to improve global health at such an early stage in their careers. I look forward to working closely with the Ubuntu Through Health team and offer them my full support.

Anthony Ryan
Anthony RyanChief Executive Officer of the Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia)http://

The Ubuntu Through Health project is a terrific example of students combining their energy and talent to improve the lives of others less fortunate. This initiative will have a postitive impact on the health outcomes of people from underprivileged regions in the world, but equally important is the empowerment of students involved in this challenge back here in Oz! In partnership with HOPE4HEALTH, Ubuntu Through Health will show generations of future students that it is possible to make a difference even at the earliest stages of their careers and I am happy to support this worthwhile cause.

Dr Marty Brewster
Dr Marty BrewsterFounder of HOPE4HEALTH and Chairman of the Alumni Council

Ubuntu Through Health is a great example of Griffith University students and HOPE4HEALTH members striving to make a difference in a world filled with inequality. The students involved in the Ubuntu Through Health program have shown initiative and vision in developing this project, which aims to make a real difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Griffith University is proud to have students who are dedicated and passionate about global health and involved in innovative projects such as Ubuntu Through Health.

Professor Allan Cripps
Professor Allan CrippsPro-Vice Chancellor (Health) Griffith University

Ubuntu Through Health showcases an enthusiasm and commitment that is overwhelmingly generated by medical students throughout Australia. This exciting initiative has generated projects which highlight the need for medical assistance on a global scale and provides a means to satisfy these requirements. Those students involved each year will experience medicine in its rawest form and will ensure their prosperous development as future doctors. It is a credit to Griffith University Medical School, and I confidently endorse Ubuntu Through Health.

Dr William Glasson
Dr William GlassonFormer Australian Medical Association President


Since its inception, Ubuntu Through Health has been gratified with immense support from numerous individuals and organizations. The major partners of the organisation are outlined below:


HOPE4HEALTH (H4H) is a non-profit organisation and registered charity founded by Griffith University students in 2006. H4H aims to improve health outcomes for local, rural, indigenous and international communities.


As part of the vision and mission of the Oceania Province of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, the Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) promotes and manages international social development projects in the developing world.

How To Help


Support positive health outcomes in developing regions by making a donation.

Name: Hope4health Inc
Bank: Westpac
BSB: 034 215
Acc No: 571631
Reference: Ubuntu Through Health

Donations of any size are greatly appreciated.

You can support our Nutritional Support Initiative and feed one patient for one week for only $1.50!


Become part of The Ubuntu Through Health Community

The UTH team would be thrilled to have your support. Email us to be part of The Ubuntu Through Health Community. As part of the UTH community you will be kept up to date with the latest developments from our projects as well as any upcoming events. You will also be informed of further ways in which you can help, including helping at fundraisers and selling raffle tickets. Emails will only be sent on a quarterly basis!

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