Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Program in Health (ASELPH)

Launched in 2012, the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health, or ASELPH, provides executive-level training and support to build the capacity of the managers who drive health system transformation in South Africa. South Africa Partners forged this program in partnership with the University of Pretoria (UP), University of Fort Hare (UFH) and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and in collaboration with the South African National Department of Health.

Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Program in Health (ASELPH)

ASELPH is a partnership between UP, UFH, HSPH and SA Partners, and the DOH. ASELPH strengthens 3 key components of health transformation:

  1. Service Delivery Improvements, specifically management & leadership capability of current and emerging executive leadership at all levels of government;
  2. Human Resource Capacity Development, namely selecting & training executive-level management to implement the NHI ; and,
  3. Excellence in Executive Level Training–a longer-term effort to build capacity at 2 SA universities to establish & deliver executive leadership courses in health that serve as an effective pipeline for the training of senior health managers to address challenges at all levels of service delivery.

By targeting health executives, ASELPH contributes to the Health Management Development Plan for SA that focuses on developing capacity & understanding of policy and implementation among 3 levels of the healthcare system: political leadership, health executives, & mid-level managers.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Atlantic Philanthropies

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    For 30 years, Atlantic has made grants to advance opportunity and lasting change for those who are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to life's circumstances.

    As a...

  • ELMA Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 26-50
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The overarching mission of the Harvard School of Public Health is to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication.

    To pursue this mission, the School...

  • University of Fort Hare (UFH)

    South Africa | Staff size: Unknown

    The University of Fort Hare (UFH) is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The university is a vibrant, equitable and sustainable African university, committed to ...

  • University of Pretoria

    South Africa | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The University of Pretoria is a leading research university in South Africa and one of the largest in the country. The university has seven campuses as well as a number of other sites of...

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Key Information

LocationSouth Africa, Southern Africa
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 11.7 Million