Who we are
The Catholic Health Care Association of Southern Africa (CATHCA) is the Catholic Church’s associate body for health in South Africa, Botswana and Eswatini.
We are inspired by Mathew 25: 35-40, particularly verse 36 “…I was sick and you cared for me”.
We exist to empower an evolving health care network of 200+ community-based member organizations serving the poor and marginalised.
CATHCA has forged a relationship of mutual trust with its members, which is rooted in pragmatic solidarity, meaningful accompaniment and commitment to the principle of leaving no‐one behind.
We embrace collaboration with like-minded folks that support coordinated efforts towards health system strengthening and are dedicated to uphold the right to health and wellbeing for the most disadvantaged.
What we stand for
CATHCA envisions a world in which even the poorest individual has access to good quality and compassionate health care.
CATHCA exists to empower an evolving network of community-based organizations dedicated to uphold the right to health and wellbeing for the most disadvantaged.
CATHCA is managed by a Board of Management while the day to day affairs are run by a National Office team based in Johannesburg. It is registered as a Non-Profit organisation (NPO) with the Department of Social Development and as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) with the SA Revenue Services (SARS). It has a Level 1 B-BBEE rating and can offer local tax payers a tax benefit for donations.
Areas of our Work
Universal Access to Health Care
Health System Strengthening
Catholic Social Teaching
Gender-based Violence Eradication