Spark Health seeks to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes in Africa by leveraging existing resources - both human and financial - and igniting the power of government health teams to drive their own systems of change.

Spark Health was established in 2011 through an innovative public-private partnership between Johnson & Johnson and the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business with the goal of collaborating with Ministries of Health to achieve an HIV-free generation.

Our mission is to effect culture change to IGNITE the power of public sector health teams to INNOVATE to improve service delivery and inspire a commitment to ownership to IMPACT health systems for an HIV-free generation. 

Since inception, we have adapted and implemented our model in 4 countries:  Lesotho, South Africa (Eastern Cape), Malawi (Central and Southern Regions) and Nigeria. We have worked with district health teams, provincial and national government leadership, and local implementing partners to identify and close critical gaps in service delivery and to build stronger health systems.

We invite Ministries of Health, funders, and NGOs to learn more about our work and join us in partnering to build stronger health systems in Africa.




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