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Support for Homeless in Pretoria

September 03, 2019 Mandela Day 2019
With the recent killings of homeless people in Pretoria, Gift of the Givers and SAfm visited God the Founder Center for the homeless in Pretoria. This was in celebration of Mandela Day but also to highlight the plight…
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Qurbani 1440/2019

July 29, 2019 Qurbani 1440/2019
Gift of the Givers Qurbani will be performed in West Africa, (Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Niger and Benin). Cost R750 a share. Deposit into Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account number 052278611,…
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Spending 67 Minutes in 6 Centres in Alexandra

July 26, 2019 Mandela Day 2019
After a briefing session at the Gift of the Givers Logistics Centre we left in convoy with JMPD and members of the COJ, for the Gift of the Givers 'Green Village'. We were addressed by National Traffic Police Chief,…
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Orphans Unpack their Toys and Stationery on Mandela Day in Turkey

July 23, 2019 Mandela Day 2019
Our team handed over stationery and toys to children at the Gift of the Givers Karim Orphanage in Turkey.

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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