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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...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: My Most Beautiful BABY Winner announced! R10 000 has been donated by www.mymostbeautiful.com as part of the BABY competition to the Sarah Fox Children’s Convalescent Hospital

www.mymostbeautiful.com is proud to announce that Phoebe Madibo is the winner of their first competition My Most Beautiful BABY! The 1 year old from Pretoria has won the grand prize of R50 000!  The runner up Snakhokonke Nomkhosie received R15 000.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability, Health
Image: Training Workshops Unlimited (TWU) wins the Ministerial Youth Excellence gold award CMH vocational training and career skills project

TWU, Cape Mental Health’s (CMH) vocational training and career skills development project for persons with intellectual disability (ID), has been awarded a Gold Ministerial Youth Excellence Award  by the Western Cape Department of Social Development and a  cash prize of R30 000.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, HIV/AIDS
Image: Latest activity from On Que - Training done in April & May 150 ladies from the Methodist Church and revitalization training for Karsten Farms

I had the privilege to train more than 150 African ladies from the Methodist Church and also did revitalization training for Karsten Farms peer educators in Upington. My thanks to both these groups for allowing me to empower their people.   Read More...




Health
Image: Sea Harvest launches the 5th Kids for Kids Initiative for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital

The annual Kids for Kids initiative kicks off for the fifth successive year this November, Sea Harvest will donate the money raised to the Children’s Hospital Trust, fundraiser for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and paediatric healthcare in the Western Cape.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Sport
Image: Grassroot Soccer Marks World Malaria Day with Partner Events - World Malaria Day, a time to highlight a disease that affects 198 million people a year.

April 25 marked World Malaria Day, a time to highlight a disease that affects 198 million people a year. While malaria mortality rates have declined 47% in the last 15 years, the disease still kills over half a million people a year, with 90% of these being in Africa and the majority being children.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, HIV/AIDS
Image: LATEST HIV AND AIDS RELATED NEWS: - New courses now available

Please feel free to contact me for a full brochure of what these courses entail as well as pricing. If you have any contacts within your network that are interested, please let me know.
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COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: All Stars raise R270 000 in 2014 Celebrity Chef Series “We are so grateful to the Col’Cacchio pizzeria team for choosing the Children’s Hospital Trust as the beneficiary of this innovative campaign for fi

The 2014 Col’Cacchio pizzeria Celebrity Chef Series featured an all-star culinary line-up with Mike Bassett, Jodi-Ann Pearton and Rudi Liebenberg taking part in this the sixth annual gourmet pizza charity challenge. Pizza lovers flocked to stores nationwide to sample their delectable signature creations and a remarkable R270 000 was raised from September-November 2014.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: A BLUE TABLE MOUNTAIN & CAPE WHEEL AT THE V&A WATERFRONT COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER V&A Waterfront Childhood Cancer Foundation – in support of International Childhood Cancer Day
What a sensational event… Table Mountain, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, all lit up in blue! This mind-blowing event was organised by CHOC – Childhood Cancer Foundation – in support of International Childhood Cancer Day, designated each year for February 15.   Read More...


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