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Ephraim Zulu Old Age Home

July 20, 2018 Mandela Day 2018
Gift of the Givers fed 150 senior citizens at Ephraim Zulu Old Age Home and provided blankets. Interestingly the late Mr Mike Tsehla Mazukie Phahlane who passed away on 14/07/2018 from this very home is the man who…
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Tamarah Village, Eastern Cape

July 20, 2018 Mandela Day 2018
Gift of the Givers delivers 150 blankets and 150 pairs of shoes and bulk food to Tamarha village, outside King William's Town, EC. We visited 3 schools in Mdantsane, outside East London and donated 290 stationery packs.…
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Meal Served at SHARP Centre

July 20, 2018 Mandela Day 2018
On arriving back from a tour to Mandela House, Gift of the Givers served lunch at the SHARP centre to 450 people including the school kids who joined us on the tour. Each person received a blankets.
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Carisbrook School Hostel

July 20, 2018 Mandela Day 2018
Laying foundation for hostel to accommodate 12 school kids and their caregivers from Carisbrook Primary in KZN. #MandelaDay

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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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