Executive Leadership

The Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH)

aselph-logoLaunched in 2012, the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (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 T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard), and in collaboration with the South African National Department of Health.

ASELPH specifically strengthens three key components of health transformation in South Africa: service delivery improvements, meeting key policy operationalization goals and excellence in executive level training. ASELPH is offered through a Postgraduate Diploma at UP and a Masters in Public Health at UFH. In addition, HSPH is developing case studies contextualized to South Africa. The current cohort of ASELPH Fellows represents nine provinces and 49 of the country’s 52 health districts.

ASELPH is named after Albertina Sisulu, an educator, nurse, wife, mother and highly respected leader in the anti-apartheid struggle who dedicated her life to promoting the health and well-being of all South Africans.


Click here to visit the ASELPH website


Meet the ASELPH Co-Directors:    

Dr. Thomas BossertDr. Eric Buch

Meet ASELPH Fellows:

Dr. Marcus Molokomme

“ASELPH marks a milestone in the development of human resources capacity and will be highly significant for the overall performance of the national health system.”

– Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi,
South African Minister of Health

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