All individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors “driving change by creating affordable, accessible and sustainable healthcare throughout the Southern Africa region” have been called on by the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) to submit entries for the 5th Annual Titanium Awards.

Spotlight, as before, will be on Access, Quality, Leadership and The Health Citizen.

“The Titanium Awards,” the announcement adds, “also seek to celebrate individuals and businesses that have delivered superior services to their members and clients in the public and private sectors, facilitate knowledge sharing and best practice, promote partnerships between the public and private sectors, and provide a platform for collaboration across the region.”

Full details of the awards – to be presented once again at a special gala event during the BHF Southern Africa Conference in Cape Town in July – are as follows:

Titanium Award for Excellence in Creating Access to Healthcare: The award is open to all organisations and individuals in the healthcare sector, including CSI programmes, SMMEs, medical schemes, administrators, pharmaceutical professionals, managed care organisations, healthcare professional, and non-profit and government agencies dedicated to creating access to healthcare for communities. 

Titanium Award for Best Healthcare Media Content: This award recognises health journalists and reporters for contributions made by health reporters and journalists towards raising awareness of healthcare issues across southern Africa.

Titanium Award for Young Achiever: This award celebrates young professionals who have made a notable impact in the healthcare industry.

Dr Humphrey Zokufa Lifetime Achiever Award: Seeks to recognise and celebrate any individual who has made outstanding and exceptional contributions to the healthcare industry to promote, grow, improve and advance the sector over a number of years.

Originally called the Lifetime Achievement Award, this category was renamed the Dr Humphrey Zokufa Lifetime Achievement Award to honour the late former CEO of BHF Southern Africa, Dr Humphrey Zokufa, his legacy and contribution to BHF and the healthcare industry, and to acknowledge his generous contributions and wealth of experience and skills.

Titanium Award for Service to Membership: Open, Closed & Self- Administered Medical Schemes, Administrators and Managed Care Organisations. This award recognises and rewards medical schemes (open, restricted and self-administered), administrators and managed care organisations providing the best service to their members. It celebrates industry excellence and unprecedented contributions to members by providing value for money.

Titanium Award for Health Facilities (Hospitals, Primary care, etc.): This award recognises individual healthcare facilities in the public and private sectors. It acknowledges innovations and systems efficiency in the delivery of quality healthcare.

For more information, including the application process and terms and conditions of participation, visit or email:

*Entries close 25 April 2019 and can be emailed to