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International Programme

Better Health Programme South Africa (BHPSA)

Project Time Frame: 
01 May 2020 - 31 March 2022

The UK’s Better Health Programme (BHP), is a global health systems strengthening programme led by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and delivered in South Africa by Mott MacDonald. The Better Health Programme South Africa aims to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and strengthen local health systems in order to improve health and thereby contribute to inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction.

Project Goals


Support increased interoperability of OHSC data systems and develop a Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Plan for the OHSC.


Assist with definition of NCD data set indicators and investigate the feasibility of digital solutions for NCD household data collection.


BHPSA   seeks to address two key health problems. Firstly, the rising burden of  lifestyle or Non–Communicable Diseases (NCDs) - chiefly cardiovascular diseases (heart, hypertension), diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. Secondly, the variable quality of healthcare in South Africa,   and sub-optimal levels of care contributing to infection, injury, disability or premature death. As the lead of the digital health workstream, Jembi is providing technical assistance in two focus areas: i) to strengthen national NCD surveillance systems within the health information system in South Africa   in the public health sector, and ii) to support the OHSC through the integration of their information systems and capacity building.

Project Categories

Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)


Research & Innovation

Project Funders
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Business Analysis

Human Centered Design

Implementation Planning

Monitoring & Evaluation

Program/Project Management

Solution Architecture

South Africa

South Africa

United Kingdom

United Kingdom


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