Health Care Foundation Zambia (HCFZ) is a non-governmental, non-partisan and not-for-profit community-based organisation committed to the promotion of health for all in Zambia through implementation of primary health care initiatives, training, sensitization, advocacy, and research as well as care and support.


Health care foundation zambia (Hcfz) was founded by Thom Dauti Yung’ana; a nurse, lawyer, business administrator and manager by profession. Thom who at the time was serving as the Director Regulation and Compliance of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia (NMCZ) after having served as the founding president of the Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) and President of the then Zambia Nurses Association (ZNA) was driven by his unmatched passion to see Zambia achieve health for all target. His passion was motivated after noticing that very few people were enjoying their right of equity and access to quality health services – the human right that underpins the concept of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). After the drafting of the inaugural HCFZ Constitution, Thom invited eleven other people to become co-founders.

 Consequently, together, they registered HCFZ with the Registrar of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for Zambia, in accordance with the provisions of the Non-Governmental Organisations’ Act No. 16 of 2009 on 28th July 2022. The eleven co-founders were Ackson Mulopwe (Nurse and Public Health Expert), Danny Mungandi Yungana (Nurse), Davie Samwimbila (Accountant), Musole Mbambo – Yungana (Nurse and University Lecturer) and Masoka M’simuko – Shilayi (Medical Laboratory Technician (Rtd)). Others were Hope Kayelu (Accountant), Joyce Mulelenu Yungana (Medical

Student finalist), Mercy Lungu (Lawyer), John Rupiya (Psycho-Social Counsellor), Bornward Kosam Munangwa (Grade 12 graduate) and Trustwell Mumfula Yungana (Entrepreneur).