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22/11/2017 - Sanelisiwe Sibisi

November 24, 2017 Wheelchair Distribution
20 year old Sanelisiwe Sibisi of Alexandra receives a wheelchair from Gift of the Givers.
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22/11/2017 - Vlottenburg Community

November 24, 2017 Ease the Hunger
600 food parcels delivered by the Gift of the Givers team to the underprivileged community of Vlottenberg near Stellenbosch.
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Gift of the Givers Unveils Computer Lab at Mangosuthu University of Technology

November 23, 2017 Education Support
On Friday 24th November 2017, Gift of the Givers will hand over a 20-seat lab to the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Mangosuthu University of Technology. The university was seriously affected by the recent…
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21/11/2017 - Disabled Recipients in Ixopo

November 23, 2017 Ease the Hunger
Gift of the Givers distributes 600 Food Parcels and Detergent Packs to disabled individuals in Buhlebethu municipality, Ixopo.

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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