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03/2019 - Sboniso Zwane

March 15, 2019 Wheelchairs
A 15 year old Sboniso Zwane Newcastle suffers from a genetic disorder called Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Gift of the Givers delivered a new wheelchair to him which he was thrilled to receive.
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27/02/2019 - Osando from the Bluff

March 06, 2019 Wheelchairs
Osando was born with holes in her heart, she struggles to breathe and is often in hospital. She received a new wheelchair form Gift of the Givers.
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08/02/2019 - Sassa Lenasia

March 04, 2019 Wheelchairs
A wheelchair was delivered to the Sassa office in Lenasia where Mrs Amina Dawood, a Sassa employee, received it. Mrs Dawood explained that there are many old people reporting to the Lenasia branch and some of whom are…
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12/02/2019 - Mr Moatshe

February 14, 2019 Wheelchairs
Mr Moatshe, a double amputee, from Lonelypark near Mafikeng was very happy to receive a new wheelchair from Gift of the Givers.

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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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