Welcome to the Glynnis Gale Foundation

Together we can change lives and give people a future. Our vital work is made possible by people like you.


To raise awareness of and improve research on the dangers of asbestos, ensure its safe management and improve the quality of care for all South Africans impacted by asbestos related diseases.


To ensure best-practice management of asbestos contamination and elevate access to high-quality palliative care for all with mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases in South Africa.


To make a positive, evident impact in all our four areas of focus: Advocacy, Education, Research and Access to Palliative Care.

A Voice for Mesothelioma’s Most Vulnerable Patients

The Glynnis Gale Foundation acts as a voice for all people affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, particularly the most vulnerable patients and families who have little or no access to quality information and care.

Our key focus area is Southern Africa, where the incidence of mesothelioma is often misdiagnosed due to the prevalence of diseases like HIV Aids and Tuberculosis.

As a non-profit organisation, we advocate for equitable access to quality care for all patients with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, especially those who have been overlooked and forgotten by society.

We are also working to improve the quality of information and support provided to this patient community and their families, as well as the level of expertise in mesothelioma diagnosis, treatment and care within the healthcare community.

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Palliative Care

Working with local healthcare systems and government to ensure there are systems, resources and services embedded in the region that are accessible by all, irrespective of personal circumstances or location.


Supporting robust programmes of research to showcase the asbestos devastation across the Northern Cape and the impact on the population of these regions.


Ensuring health care professionals and care workers have appropriate palliative care training.


Raising awareness of asbestos contamination through environmental exposure in areas surrounding old asbestos mines, such as South Africa’s Northern Cape region.

What drives us

It is our sincere hope that through public awareness, education and better access to quality care:

  • More people will be protected against the dangers of asbestos exposure.
  • More cases of mesothelioma will be detected earlier, improving the quality of life for patients and their families.
  • More South Africans will work together to eliminate
    asbestos-related diseases.

Help us save lives and inspire hope

Here are the projects we support through donations and fundraising initiatives.

Maipeing Primary School

Almost 400 children attend this school, which is constructed from asbestos bricks. We are working to renovate the school rather than close it, so these pupils retain access to an education and daily meal.

Palliative Care Education

We are working with local nursing schools to upskill trained nurses and improve palliative care education in South Africa.

Palliative Care Library

Rural palliative care patients often have no access to critical end of life care equipment like walkers and pressure mattresses. By opening an equipment library for them,
we can change that.


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