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Image: CHOMA DREAMS CAFÉS Creating safe, connected spaces for young women to reduce HIV risk

HIVSA, a leading South African not-for-profit organisation offering HIV related services, unveiled the CHOMA Dreams Cafés today at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban. Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, Jean Armstrong and Charlize Theron, supported the launch and spoke about how this groundbreaking initiative hopes to provide vulnerable young women between the ages of 15 and 25 with safe, connected and empowering spaces to access health information, social services, life skills training, and support from peers and mentors; herewith a release with more information.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: HIV/AIDS continues to stalk children and adolescents – UNICEF UN children’s agency to showcase successes, innovations at AIDS Conference
On the eve of the 21st International AIDS Conference taking place in Durban this week, UNICEF warned that despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic, much work remains to be done to protect children and adolescents from infection, sickness and death.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: ACHAM’s Educational Theatre brings huge behaviour change More than a decade of resounding and immeasurable success attaining behaviour change in the ranks of thousands regarding the scourge of HIV/AIDS.

This is what the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management (ACHAM) can proudly lay claim to – its Educational Theatre Group, established ten years ago, can boast a track record second to none. The Group’s extremely popular flagship production of Lucky the Hero! has proved to be a model of superb quality disseminating necessary and vital information in a highly educational and entertaining format through-out at least five of the country’s nine provinces.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Up your game with Friends this Casual Day We invite you to assist patients RECOVERING from mental illnesses at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital to return successfully to their communities.

Please support Friends in this fundraising opportunity in our fourth year of collaboration with the National CASUAL DAY campaign. The campaign encourages you to join the thousands of South Africans who demonstrate that small actions can make a huge difference, by purchasing and wearing a Casual Day sticker on Friday, 2nd September, in support of people with disabilities.
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ALL THE NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Motivation, the key to performance improvement in the workplace Rosebank College has initiated the Education Wellness Programme, which focuses on a healthy mind and attitude, fundamental to making happy employees

31 May 2016:  Happy employees make all the difference in ensuring that companies meet their targets and that staff retention and productivity remain high.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Mental Health Goes Mobile in Khayelitsha Banetsi Andreas Mphunga officially launched his mobile counselling clinic in partnership with the South African College of Applied Psychology.

Like every other South African township, on the streets of Khayelitsha, the minibus is ubiquitous. But only one of them has counselling and support as its purpose, and it belongs to Banetsi Andreas Mphunga. A psychology graduate, and one of just a handful of Registered Counsellors available to the almost 400 000-strong population of Khayelitsha, Banetsi is so committed to providing mental health support to his community that he bought a combi and transformed it into a mobile counselling clinic.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Engen spreads a smile Ironman Smile Foundation partner with Engen to spread some smiles
Four years ago a short 50 metre stroll left Engen service station owner Helder Silva short of breath. Three years later, the owner of Engen North End Convenience Centre completed his first gruelling IronMan Triathlon. On 10 April 2016 he did it again, swimming 3.8km, cycling 180km and running 42.2km in just 13 hours and 19 minutes.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: SEA HARVEST donation helps Red Cross Children’s Hospital move closer to a bigger & better ICU Everyone can do something small to make big difference. This has once again proven true with a R300 000 cheque handover.

Everyone can do something small to make big difference. This has once again proven true with a R300 000 cheque handover by Sea Harvest to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the official fundraiser of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The funds are the result of Sea Harvest Kids for Kids initiative, which has been going for six years and donates a portion of the sales of selected Sea Harvest crumbed fish products to the Children’s Hospital Trust.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, HIV/AIDS
Image: CALL TO ACTION - INVITATION TO ALL SECTORS : SOUTH AFRICA'S HIV AND TB JOURNEY THROUGH QUILTS AT AIDS CONFERENCE 2016

With the World HIV/AIDS Conference being held in SA this year during June there is this initiative by SANAC to collect Quilts from all sectors. Each sector is required to produce quilts that will form part of the 50,000 quilts that South Africa under the banner of SANAC will display in the street of Durban during the 2016 International AIDS Conference.

 
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ALL THE NEWS , Health, Palliative Care
Image: Paedspal -  Paediatric Palliative Care unit opens in the Western Cape First of it's kind in WC, the unit will provide care and support for children with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses in Cape Town.

The Paedspal Palliative Care out patient unit was officially opened at the Rondebosch Medical Centre last week.

WHO IS PAEDSPAL ?
Paedspal Cape Town is a public-private partnership programme that provides care and support for children living with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses in Cape Town. The name is a play on words with the ‘pal’ being a shortening of the word ‘palliative’ as well as a colloquial word for ‘friend’.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: Clover's Community Mamas help provide food to the needy South Africa’s current drought crisis has caused a decline in farming output and has heavily increased food prices

April is Health Awareness month, and while many are encouraged to eat the right foods, one has to raise the question of whether people in South Africa, especially the poor, are getting the right nutrition to live a healthy life. The poor are especially getting the right nutrition to live a healthy life. South Africa’s current drought crisis has caused a decline in farming output and has heavily increased food prices. This has had a devastating impact on food security and the wellbeing of the poor as they are unable to afford food that contains the right nutrition that is essential to fight off infections. Luckily, there are community heroes who step in to provide to those who need it most.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Optimist Greg Bertish to embark on 24hour endurance fundraiser on 4-5 March at the V&A Funds raised will contribute to the expansion and the upgrade of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the RRCWMCH

Greg Bertish – being the optimist that he is – believes that he can conquer all odds in a tiny 8 foot by 3.5 foot dinghy, aptly named ‘The Optimist’, to inspire and promote positive belief in children while raising funds for the Children’s Hospital Trust. The Optimist (Opi) is a single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community, Wildlife & Conservation
Image: The Sea Harvest Kids for Kids initiative is now into its sixth year. To date R1.3 million has been donated by Sea Harvest to The Children’s Hospital Trust for projects at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

Youngsters can help upgrade the ICU at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. Children can help make a difference to the lives of other children. The Sea Harvest Kids for Kids initiative, which runs annually from November to February, is now into its sixth year. A portion of the sales of selected Sea Harvest crumbed fish products* are donated to The Children’s Hospital Trust.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Health
Image: Engen helps bring health to truck drivers Health awareness initiative aligned to the Corridor Empowerment Project and Trucking Wellness programme is receiving amplified uptake.

Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Mntu Nduvane says that the main aim of this initiative is to improve health through awareness. “Education helps to remind drivers and our employees why their health is important and how life choices impact on their well-being. Ultimately this increases their health, safety and productivity.”   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Health
Image: Col’Cacchio & Celebrity Chef Series support fundraising efforts for Red Cross War Memorial Children’ All funds raised will be used to upgrade and expand the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

Col’Cacchio pizzeria will be donating R5 from every Celebrity Chef Pizza sold to the Children’s Hospital Trust, Fundraiser for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in the Western Cape.  All funds raised will be used to upgrade and expand the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Rotary gives US$40.4 million to end polio worldwide Rotary has earmarked $6.7 million to polio-endemic Pakistan, $400,000 to Iraq and $5.3 million to India. The remaining $990,542 will support immunization activities and surveillance.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: It’s time to pass up that ham roll... Globally, public and media reaction was immense and overall there is a sense that humans need to rethink their meat consumption.

Last week, The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO), announced that they were going to classify processed red meat as carcinogenic to humans “based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer.”   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Engen Driver Wellness continues to deliver health benefits Trucking Wellness, a primary healthcare delivery programme dedicated to the wellness of employees in the Road Freight and Logistics Industry, run the

Engen Driver Wellness, the mobile health awareness initiative, continues to make a tangible difference to the lives of the country’s bulk truck operators with increased driver participation in voluntary screenings and improved health scores.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: New HIV, TB & Type 2 Diabetes Guides empower patients through education Based on the premise that prevention and early treatment of any disease can best be facilitated through multifaceted communication, best practices fo

Look at the face of a child ravaged by HIV or that of a mother, who often has to deal with this scourge and battle lifestyle-associated diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, and one begins to understand the plight of many affected patients in sub-Saharan Africa. Regional and global statistics are moving in the right direction, but many frontline healthcare workers and patients can attest to the fact that daily living continues to be a struggle.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Safety & Security
Image: This Mandela Day, join our Rape Crisis Care Pack drive Along with offering emotional support and information at forensic facilities – Rape Crisis provides special packs containing toiletries and underwear

As if being raped isn’t traumatic enough … imagine having to go to a police station to report it, and then being subjected to an extensive forensic examination, which is crucial for the collection of evidence. Underwear may have to be surrendered, leaving the victim feeling even more vulnerable.   Read More...



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