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The Wits Health Hubb is a project of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development and a division of Wits Health Consortium.

It was established in 2020 by Dr Lisa Ware, with co-founders Dr Delan Naidoo and Mr Lethu Kapueja with the core funding from the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

Insufficient access to community health promotion services in Soweto has resulted in increased levels of chronic disease. This places an enormous burden on the public health system.

The Hubb engages youth who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) from the local area and provides NQF accredited training in community healthcare.

Supported by the HUBB the youth engage in:

  • Community health screening
  • Health promotion
  • Health research

The HUBB encourages innovation and the creation of health entrepreneurs. When possible, pipelines are created for youth into tertiary education.