health portfolio

In pursuit of its mission, The ELMA Foundation invests in programs and organizations that support the healthy growth and development of African children.

In particular, ELMA’s health investments seek the following returns:

  • African mothers have access to appropriate maternal and newborn care so they can ensure their newborns have the best possible start in life
  • African children and mothers have the nutrition they need to develop into their true potential
  • African women and children avoid HIV infections and those living with HIV survive and thrive
  • African children have access to appropriate preventative and curative health services and treatment so they can survive and thrive


To ensure long-term sustainability, ELMA’s investments aim to:

  • Strengthen all health systems with a particular focus on infrastructure and human resouces for health
  • Increase coverage, equity, quality, and safety of integrated health services
  • Support Africa-based organizations