Health

Bulungula Incubator: Community Nurse

The Bulungula Incuabtor is a rural development not-for-profit organization, based on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape, in the former Transkei. Our programmes are concentrated into three focus areas: Education, Sustainable Livelihoods, and Health and Nutrition. Our vision is to be a catalyst for the creation of vibrant and sustainable rural communities.

A journey continued: How Reach for Recovery and Dr Justus Apffelstaedt are supporting breast cancer patients

The former Head of the Tygerberg Breast Clinic, Doctor Justus Apffelstaedt is continuing his collaboration with one of South Africa’s oldest, national, non-profit breast cancer support groups, Reach for Recovery, to raise awareness and funds for their Ditto Project. The collaboration in 2018 achieved media coverage valued at R1.7 million and helped raise R4,351.
 

#DesertRun4NMCH – Using Sport to Give Back

Many South Africans are using their participation in sporting activities from running marathons to climbing mountains to raise awareness and funds for social causes and to make a difference in society. Supported by the reach and popularity of social media as well as crowdfunding platforms, these initiatives have the increased potential to influence meaningful change.

Let’s Mobilise for a People’s National Health Insurance!  Our Health Is Not For Sale!

Come join us as we launch the The People's National Health Insurance NHI Campaign....

Let’s Mobilise for a People’s National Health Insurance! Our Health Is Not For Sale!

The People's National Health Insurance #NHI Campaign will be launched at a Public Meeting

Date: Saturday 9 June

Time: 09h00 -12h00

Venue: Community House, Cape Town

Join us in demanding a People’s NHI that serves People’s Health, not Private Profit! #Health4All @TAC @RHAPnews @SECTION27news @LHR_SA

Breastfeeding in Public a Civil Right for Women

This was a heated topic on our WhatsApp group earlier this month and funny enough, Stian sent a chat that a woman sitting next to him on the plane was breastfeeding…Quite funny since we have been discussing about it and even though the discussion had died down it suddenly erupted again. Well, my personal take on it at first was that women can feed anywhere, it doesn’t matter as long as they cover up and some of my mates where just not for that compromise, especially the females in the group.

Healthy Talk: Health Communication Materials and Training

Healthy Talk comprises a team of researchers who aim to propose, empirically evaluate, and develop an appropriate strategy to improve communication for healthcare professionals in South Africa. This innovative interdisciplinary project aims to propose and empirically evaluate strategies to overcome language and cultural barriers in the provision of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Diabetes healthcare in South Africa, in close collaboration with key local actors.

Inner Peace: Social Auxiliary Worker Vacancy - Addiction Treatment

The Inner Peace Addiction Treatment Centre is a registered non-profit (NPO 092 704) that provides a full continuum of care, including: residential/inpatient programmes (Practice Number: 047 001 0746320), outpatient and aftercare services. Inner Peace prides itself on integrating all of the recognized and proven techniques available in substance use disorder (SUDs) and addiction recovery today and being uniquely placed as the only qualified provider of Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) in South Africa.

Bhekisisa: Health Reporter

The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism specialises in solutions-based health and social justice journalism aimed at policymakers here and abroad. What does that mean? It means we don’t only tell our readers about problems, we also critically evaluate what’s being done to fix them. Our narrative storytelling pairs the latest science with the stories of real people to help readers understand issues better and be a part of real change. The centre has a solid track record in producing impactful, award-winning reporting both locally and internationally.

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