Supporting Health in Africa and Promoting Education (SHAPE) is a small charity run by volunteers based Gloucestershire and Shropshire.

Our aim is to help people in Africa gain access to good primary health care:

  • to provide and facilitate healthcare services in communities in Africa where access is currently limited or absent
  • to aim for the elimination of diseases within the community that are easily and cheaply preventable and treatable
  • to work in partnership with local communities to facilitate and disseminate health education

We registered with the UK Charities Commission in May 2008. For details enter our Charity number 1124253 on the Charities Commission web site. You can see the trustees and other community members of the charity here. Our contact details are here.

During the 9 years since we started we have evolved into two ‘groups’, one in Gloucestershire helping communities in Uganda, and one in Shropshire helping communities in Ethiopia.

To make more effective use of resources we have decided to split into two separate charities. The ‘Uganda team’ are still here. The ‘Ethiopia team’ are in the process of moving to www.shepethiopia.org.uk.