Our Strategic Partners

FPD has over the years developed a number of strategic partnerships with world-class academic and health development institutions.



With an international reputation for top-rated teaching and research, the Alliance Manchester Business School is firmly positioned at the leading edge of dynamic business performance. Dedicated to developing effective managers for every sector and discipline, the AMBS invests in today’s management the ideas and experience that will equip its graduates (since 1998). AMBS in partnership with FPD offers an international management programme for executive leaders in Africa.


Brigham and Associates, Inc. is dedicated to improving healthcare and the disability and claims systems to ensure accurate decisions and prevent needless and inaccurate disability claims. We accomplish this through web-based resources, training, speaking, writing, and consultation.


Golden Key International Honour Society (GKIHS) is the world's largest collegiate honor society for graduate and undergraduate students, and has strong relationships with over 400 universities around the world. Golden Key is built on the pillars of academics, leadership, and service, and our chapters are committed to implementing service projects and leadership development for all students on their campus


NextGenU offers a learning portal invented to help democratize education and aims to educate and improve the capacity of the health workforce. NextGenU offers courses from undergraduate-level pre-health sciences, nursing, and community health worker training through medical and public health graduate training, medical residency programs, and continuing medical education at no or low cost.


Immune System Regulations AB (ISR) is an innovation driven research company within the area of immunotheraphy, based at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, The Association for Health Professions Education and Leadership (AHPEL) works to advance health professions education in sub-Saharan Africa. FPD joined forces with AHPEL in the curriculum development and Council of Higher Education (CHE) accreditation of the Post Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education and Leadership.


Founded in 1915, Yale’s School of Public Health is one of the oldest accredited schools of public health. Today, faculty and students at the Yale School of Public Health continue to strive toward Winslow’s goal of: “Preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting physical and mental health and wellbeing through organised community effort and developing the social machinery to assure everyone enjoys a standard living adequate for the maintenance or improvement of health”. FPD and Yale offer a jointly certified international management short course aimed at healthcare managers./h2>


IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) is a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services focused on helping healthcare clients find better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA applies human data science - leveraging the analytic rigor and clarity of data science to the ever-expanding scope of human science - to enable companies to reimagine and develop new approaches to clinical development and commercialisation, speed innovation and accelerate improvements in healthcare outcomes.


Aesthetic and Antiaging Medicine Society of South Africa (AAMSSA)

AAMSSA is a scientific non-promotional society to regulate the scientific and legitimate practice of Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine. They provide medico-legal support in conjunction with medico-legal societies and provide mutual support among members and improve relationships among the members and professional bodies. The AAMSSA strives to advance the growth, respectability and knowledge development in these fields of medicine in South Africa.


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, (CSIR), is South Africa’s premier and central scientific research and development organisation. It was established by act of parliament in 1945 and is situated on its own campus in city of Pretoria. The CSIR and FPD have collaborated in supporting the public and private sector by offering infection control and prevention courses.


Eloquent Learning Health is a training company focusing on evidence based practical training in the Wound Management Environment. FPD has partnered with Eloquent Wound Management to develop a basic wound care course as well as a course to address the management of wound care in the maligne and palliative patient.


The Beauty Brand is a consultancy serving clients who have an appreciation for authentic beauty, personal development, creativity, a passion for learning and being their best selves. The Beauty Brand offerings link together a host of products, services and suppliers that develop client’s beauty and brand and ultimately unlocks potential. FPD has partnered with The Beauty Brand to make a short course in personal branding available to you, to help you be deliberate about your personal brand so you can live out your life's mission


The Coaching Centre (TCC) has a 20-year history as a pioneer and leader in Coaching and Leadership Development both locally and globally. Under the leadership of Dr Paddy Pampallis, TCC forms part of the recently launched Integral U Africa Institute, an initiative to integrate leading theory and practice from Africa, the east and west, into a relevant and whole offering for integral human development. The Ubuntu Coaching Foundation (UCF), further serves our passion for integration through making coaching and leadership skills development accessible to communities and community organisations


FluidRock is the leading independent governance firm. FluidRock provides a holistic suite of services in a flexible and client-centric manner to ensure the relevant needs of every organisation and its board (governing body), executives and stakeholders are met. Each division is headed up by an industry expert with many years’ experience supported by a team of passionate and energetic individuals. In partnership with FluidRock, FPD provides an online short course in Business Ethics for all professionals.


This is one of FPD’s oldest partnerships that has led to the very successful series of bi-annual National AIDS Conferences that has become one of the largest, national AIDS conferences in the world attracting over 4 000 attendees. FPD provides the Conference Secretariat for these conferences


The Foundation for Professional Development Fund is a non- profit entity whose focus area is allied to activities relating to HIV and AIDS, but it is not limited to this area. The FPD Fund’s main activities are to promote community interests by the provision of healthcare, education, the prevention of HIV infection and to develop communities through capacity-building projects. FPD has partnered with the Fund to implement the National HIV Think Tank project, the UNICEF DHSSi project.


Indlela is a collaboration between the University of Witwatersrand’s Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE). Indlela is a first-of-its-kind unit focused specifically on improving the effectiveness of the public sector in delivering health care and achieving better health outcomes in South Africa. In 2022, Indlela funded and provided technical and research support to FPD to test the use of Behavioral Science in creating demand for the GP Care Cell project.


FPD is the secretariat for the National HIVTT funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Under chairmanship of the NDOH, various stakeholders from government, academia, NGOs, private sector, donors and community and implementers come together to review epidemiological, routine monitoring and economic evidence related to the HIV epidemic. In line with the identification of gaps and next steps, HIV TT extends support for piloting of research projects and programs.


PSS’ TRISCOMS® framework is a leader in Education Technology (PSS) and is used in multinational programs by organisations like the United Nations and private sector alike. FPD has partnered with PSSG to create a unique Information Technology School, that is a Microsoft Imagine Academy as well as Microsoft Global training partner and also a CompTIA delivery partner.


PEN is a non-profit, non-denominational, faith based organisation. PEN works in close relation with local churches in and around Tshwane and in the inner city, as well as other organisations working with people in need. PEN operates the Sediba Hope Clinic which serves the community of the inner city. FPD decided to formalise the partnership between FPD and PEN by contracting PEN to run and implement an HIV Wellness Programme.


PPO Serve (Professional Provider Organisation Services) is a private company that creates new local healthcare systems that work for both patients and doctors, with the aim of making quality healthcare more affordable and accessible to all South Africans. Private healthcare is becoming increasingly unaffordable for the majority of South Africans. This is due to a fragmented service model and the absence of remuneration models that fund value. PPO Serve develops multidisciplinary teams, called Integrated Clinical ConsortiaTM (ICCTM), which provide comprehensive healthcare in systems for the people they serve and are paid based on the value they deliver.


SADA represents the vast majority of active dentists in the private and public sectors in South Africa. The Association is regarded as the voice of dentistry in Southern Africa and is the most relied on body regarding all aspects of dental practice in the region. SADA has partnered with FPD to gain accreditation to offer a distance Higher Certificate in Dental Assisting. This will offer a much-needed opportunity to those in rural areas to gain a qualification to improve the availability of dental assistants across the country.


The South African Medical Association (SAMA) is a nonstatutory, professional association for public and private sector medical practitioners. Registered as an independent, non-profit Section 21 company SAMA acts as a trade union for its public sector members and as a champion for doctors and patients. The strategic relationship between FPD and SAMA extends beyond pure ownership of FPD. The organisations collaborate on a number of projects including genderbased violence projects and a number of educational projects aimed at SAMA members.


Division of Infectious Diseases and Program in Global Health, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), California, U.S.A.

The Program in Global Health collaborates with institutions around the world for innovative interdisciplinary research to address the most pressing health issues facing today's world, including infectious diseases such as HIV, as well as the growing epidemics of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. In 2014, FPD joined with researchers at UCLA to develop an STI screening programme of HIV-positive mothers with the aim of decreasing HIV transmission from mother to child.

Program in Global Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.

A vital part of one of the world's greatest universities and medical centres, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health pursues an agenda of education, research and service to address the critical and complex public health issues affecting The United States and the world. Since 1922, the Mailman School has been at the forefront of public health research, education and community collaboration. Addressing everything from chronic disease to HIV/ AIDS to healthcare policy, the School tackles today's pressing public health issues and translating research results into action.

University of Cape Town: National TB/HIV Hotline for Healthcare Professinals

FPD supports a toll-free telephonic advice service based at the Medical Information Centre (MIC) at the University of Cape Town. The MIC is the largest and only clinically-based medicine information centre in South Africa and is staffed by specially-trained drug information pharmacists.

University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) Info4africa

info4Africa is a programme within HIVAN which specialises in maintaining and expanding a database of over 6000 HIV-related services provides throughout the country. Through info4africa, information can be obtained on HIV-related service support in any area of the country. Info4africa and FPD are developing an HIV-related service database and producing annual provincial printed directories of all HIV service providers captured.

University of Pretoria (UP)

The University of Pretoria was established as an independent university in 1930. With approximately 40 000 enrolled students, the university is a leader in higher education and is recognised internationally for academic excellence and a focus on quality. Collaboration between FPD and the Health Sciences Faculty at UP takes place around the Infectious Diseases Unit, ART clinics at two of the University's teaching hospitals (Steve Biko Academic Hospital and Kalafong Hospital) and the Department of Family Medicine.