working with the poorest rural communities in South Africa to save lives and improve health; to give every child the chance of a quality education; to enable local people to change their own lives


Donald Woods Foundation

The Donald Woods Foundation is a registered charity set up in 2003 to create a living memorial to the life of campaigning journalist and anti-apartheid activist, Donald Woods. The Foundation’s work in health and education began in the Mbashe area where Donald Woods was born, and has since spread to include 10 000 square km of the deep rural Eastern Cape.


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Building the Donald Woods Centre

Building the Donald Woods Centre

29 January 2016

The Donald Wood Centre at Hobeni has been featured in an article in the Financial Times, London.READ MORE

DWF health programmes yielding important research

DWF health programmes yielding important research

22 January 2016

Yet another abstract featuring the Donald Woods Foundation’s flagship programme, Health in Every Hut around Hobeni in the Mbashe municipal district of the Eastern Cape has been accepted for the International Health Conference at Kings College in London.READ MORE


Donald Woods Foundation

8 000

Number of households visited by Health in Every Hut Community Health Outreach Workers since June 2013

45 000

Number of people who have been screened as part of the Health in Every Hut programme

8 500

Number of people who have been impacted by the Donald Woods Foundation’s multi-drug resistent TB (MDR-TB) programmes in East London and Mdantsane


Donald Woods Foundation

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