The Impilo Initiative

Seed the change for

Healthcare +

We are a not for profit organisation with a simple goal

to provide girls and women with the knowledge and power to take their health into their own hands.

by delivering first-world healthcare through digital health solutions and technology

Rural Regions

We focus on rural South Africa where access to healthcare is limited and far outside of the rural communities.

Girls & Women

Africa has the world's highest rate of adolescent pregnancies and over 15% of South Africa's population has HIV/AIDS.

Education + Early treatment

Our goal is to educate women to understand their choices & rights and detect illness early to allow preparation & treatment.


South Africans living with HIV


New cases of HIV in adolescents aged 15-19 per year


Maternal mortality rate (compared to 1.1% of New Zealand)

How can help?

Donate your device

Your second-hand devices go directly to rural communities to support digital health solutions. Please send all devices to 

The Impilo Initiative
L1, 28 Customs St East
Auckland, New Zealand 1010

with your name and contact details. 

Sponsor a Caretaker

Our Caretakers are the women behind ensuring everything runs smoothly in the villages. They go to great efforts to encourage women to seek medical advice through Impilo and facilitate the e-appointments. For just $10 a month, you can make sure we always have a Caretaker on the ground.

Keen to sponsor a Caretaker? Simply fill in the form below:


We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers! We have a number of different areas to get involved in including

  • social media
  • photography/videography
  • marketing
  • fundraising

How Digital Health & AI Are Disrupting Health Care

By impilo | March 19, 2018

The efficiency in Healthcare industry is gradually increasing due to the advancement in technology. However, healthcare is a slow-moving industry and is very conservative when compared to the IT industry, which has the potential to bring positive changes and benefit the healthcare industry. In the immediate future, the Artificial Intelligence and machine learning will fast-trackContinue reading How Digital Health & AI Are Disrupting Health Care

The Future of Healthcare: Telemedicine

By impilo | March 7, 2018

As the demand for top quality doctors is increasing across the world, it is crucial to use technology for providing healthcare services to the people. Many people in rural areas are devoid of good doctors and hospitals and also, there is a frequent outbreak of diseases in many places. Hence, it becomes the top priorityContinue reading The Future of Healthcare: Telemedicine

How Bad is the Healthcare Crisis in Rural SA?

By impilo | March 3, 2018

How Bad Really is the Healthcare Crisis in Rural South Africa?  South Africa compares unfavourably with middle-income countries on the ratios of medical and dental professionals, and many districts have limited access to specialists and subspecialists. Even South Africa’s private sector has fewer doctors per 100 000 people than most countries in the world. AContinue reading How Bad is the Healthcare Crisis in Rural SA?

Welcome to Impilo Initiative

By impilo | February 12, 2018

  We are delighted to be able to lead the movement of bringing telehealth to rural South Africa. We have partnered with some incredible organisations and have an amazing advisory board driving the ship so we would like to thank everyone who made this possible!