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Thursday, 10 May, 2018
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Malnutrition, Community Health Services, Vacancies…
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others
In this week’s NGO-Pulse we look at how women in a rural village in Kuruman are combating the effects of malnutrition in their community, we also explore how a global mapping system is helping rural communities in South Africa to access health care services faster.
The environment and natural resources are often used to alleviate man-made crises such as poverty and hunger in rural communities. A group of women have chosen to use the earth to attack the scourge of malnutrition in their rural village of Vergenoeg by gardening and producing food for the children in their community.
“Because of one garden we will never go hungry,” said Magdeline Lekgetho.
“With the money we get as profit from what we sell to shops we are able to buy uniforms for the needy children, as well as learning materials,” she continued.
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The provision of emergency health care services in rural South African remains a challenge because some of these areas are difficult to reach and don’t have adequate street names and numbers.
“Ambulances can take hours to reach patients. Often a whole day will pass before an ambulance can find patients. They, as well as community health workers, have to rely on residents to give them directions,” writes Sulaiman Philip.
Local health NGO, Gateway Health Institute has partnered with the global online mapping system, what3words to provide the township of KwaNdengezi with addresses. The project will map the entire township. For the first time residents will have an address they can use when calling for medical help.
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