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Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital

October 23, 2017 Medical Support
Handover of 50 food parcels with TFG blankets handed over to the clinical section at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.
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Elderly Recipients at Ba-Phiring Centre

October 23, 2017 Ease the Hunger
The Gift of the Givers team was welcomed with great excitement and enthusiasm by a gathering crowd of elderly, physically challenged, youth and school children at the Ba-Phiring Centre in Rustenberg, North West…
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Audiology Testing in Khayelitsha

October 19, 2017 Medical Support
Gift of the Givers in partnership with Rotary International hosted a National Health Day at the Mathew Goniwe Memorial High School in Khayelitsha. Gift of the Givers provided free Audiology Testing to all community…
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13/10/2017 - Philadelphia Police Accompany us to Wolwes River

Gift of the Givers team member, Rashid, couldn't pass up an opportunity to swaddle a newborn baby with a cozy blanket, one of the many new items our team brought to the Wolwes River community in Cape Town. The Gift of…

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Projects - Primary Health Care Clinics

"If the people cannot get to health services then the health services must get to the people"

This was the philosophy behind the innovation of the world's first containerised primary health care unit by Gift of the Givers Foundation in 1994. Cost effective, all weather proof, low maintenance, easily transportable, rapidly deployed, aesthetically acceptable and conveniently accessible. This was the rationale behind this practically relevant innovation which led to efficient utilisation by rural masses in South Africa.

Deploying the prototype in PARTNERSHIP with the South African Government in May 1995, in Kwa Pata, Edendale, Pietermaritzburg (KwaZulu Natal), 20 such units were deployed in a 10 year period in various parts of South Africa, collectively averaging 500 000 patients per year. Services include minor ailments, immunisations, wound treatments, burn care, screening for hypertension and diabetes, pap smears, antenatal care, counselling services, specialist psychiatric care for the elderly, TB patient follow up and a range of primary care services.

Other units include Alexandra, Tembisa (3), Atteridgeville, Kagiso, Eikenhof, Koolfontein, Ratanda, Rietvallei, Tarlton, Zenzele and Badirile (Gauteng); Botshabelo (Free State); Emfundweni (KwaZulu Natal); Riemvasmaak, Holpan and Barkly West(2) (Northern Cape).

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