Community Life Centres as a Primary Care Model in South Africa

Evaluation in Gauteng Province – Diepsloot


Y. van den Berg, M van Gerwen, L Juanola, A van der Kwaak, A Granillo, K Mukondwa, M Straetemans

Philips has been deploying Community Life Centres (CLCs) in various sub-Saharan African countries since 2014. These CLCs are primary care approach aiming to contribute to Universal Health Coverage by increasing quality of care and effective coverage of services, strengthening management and support functions and promoting community engagement. KIT Royal Tropical Institute has been asked by Philips Foundation to conduct an independent mixed-method evaluation to generate evidence regarding the effects of CLCs on access, utilization and quality of primary care services in Kenya and South Africa.

This South Africa country report presents the main findings of the independent evaluation of the mini-CLC in Diepsloot.