The Africa Harm Reduction Alliance brings together leading harm reduction experts in the medical community.

It’s our mission to reduce drug, alcohol and tobacco-related death and disease in Africa by educating policymakers on the benefits of harm reduction policies.

This website has been developed with seed funding provided by Health Diplomats and individual donors. Since the AHRA website is placed for public funding, it welcomes donations and funding from its supporters and individual donors.

Dr Delon Human

Physician and CEO of AHRA

Dr Delon Human is a physician, global health politician, social entrepreneur and harm reduction expert in food, alcohol and tobacco. His advocacy in tobacco harm reduction spans three decades.

Dr Human is CEO of the Africa Harm Reduction Alliance, as well as President and CEO of global health consulting group Health Diplomats. In addition, he chairs several scientific advisory boards.

Dr Human has served as an adviser on global public health strategies to three Directors-General of the WHO and to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. He is a former secretary general of the World Medical Association (WMA).

South African-born Dr Human has an MBChB and postgraduate degrees in Family Medicine (MPraxMed), a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Edinburgh Business School.

He has published numerous articles, presented at several global conferences and authored the book Wise Nicotine (2009).

Dr Kgosi Letlape

Physician and President of AHRA

Dr Kgosi Letlape MD FCS (Ophth) SA, MBBS is a Physician and ophthalmologist by training. He is a past President of the Africa Medical Association (AMA).

Dr Letlape is the current President and co-founder of the Africa Harm Reduction Alliance (AHRA), which aims to create awareness and educate people about the need to reduce harm and promote well-being.

Other positions Dr Letlape has held include serving as past President of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and former Chairman of the Board of the South African Medical Association (SAMA). In 1988, he was admitted as a fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa in 1988, and as a fellow of ophthalmology of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

From 2002 to 2013, he served as the Executive Director of the Tshepang Trust. This not-for-profit organisation was established at the behest of the late South African president Nelson Mandela. It received funding from the US Presidential Emergency Program for AIDS relief – via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Trust collaborated with state hospitals, pioneering the provision of treatment for HIV and AIDS patients. Dr Letlape is an outspoken advocate of universal access to health care and harm reduction.