Virginia Ndimande and Sizakele Nkosi arrive at their respective health clinics by 7:30 a.m. Although their facilities do not open until the top of the hour, each nurse often sees familiar faces already queuing up. On their way to their front doors, they greet their patients with “Hello” and “How are you?”

“How are you?” in Zulu is “Unjani,” from which South Africa’s Unjani Non Profit Corporation, which helped Ndimande and Nkosi open their clinics, derives its name. The...

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