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Recognizing that a successful professional development initiative must be dynamic and stimulating, the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH) provides participants with a multidimensional platform for acquiring knowledge, testing new strategies, and building a network of peer support




Executive Education


ASELPH, as an executive education programme, takes an innovative, multi-faceted approach to transforming the South African healthcare system and supporting leaders and managers who are at the centre of service delivery.  The ASELPH programme draws on the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s case study method and validated adult-learning techniques. This methodology has been embraced by South African faculty from UP and UFH to provide:

  • Targeted training of executive, district and hospital managers who are responsible for services related to the National Health Insurance Initiative (NHI) and other key health policies – the Re-engineering of Primary Health Care being one of them.

  • Growth of management capabilities among current and emerging district leaders within the public health system who are responsible for the implementation of the Primary Health Care (PHC) system and the NHI.

  • Education and training for health executives who are responsible for the management of large public health programmes, including the South African National Strategic Plan on HIV, STI’s and TB (2016-2020).

  • E-learning – opportunities for leaders and managers in healthcare to be exposed to internationally-recognised modules taught directly from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health via an e-learning platform.  This is a blended learning approach adopted by ASELPH partners to enhance the learning experience and interactions between faculty and fellows between contact sessions.

  • Mentoring – providing mentoring for ASELPH fellows in helping them to address daily management and leadership challenges and allowing ASELPH fellows to provide mentoring for their peers in terms of skills and knowledge transfer and internal capacity building.