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Image: Cookie donation for The Children’s Hospital Trust 20th Anniversary

On Tuesday 3rd June 2014 The Children’s Hospital Trust was the recipient of 250 bags of delicious cookies thanks to the generous support of Cape Cookies. This year the Children’s Hospital Trust is celebrating their 20th anniversary as a fundraiser for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital   Read More...




Disability, Health
Image: Casual Day participants celebrate international Diversity Day Diversity Day - 21 May 2014

21 May is UNESCO’s World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. To mark it, the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities SA (NCPPDSA) is launching a campaign in celebration of our individual uniqueness.   Read More...




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Image: Tattoo-a-thon goes global Aims to raise R 750 000 for children’s cancer charity

06 June 2014: The third annual Tattoo-a-thon will make its debut across the globe to run concurrently with the same event in South Africa. Tattoo studios in eight cities around the country will host the event on the 6th of June with the aim of raising R750, 000 for CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
- promoting family healthy living and disease prevention to tens of thousands of people in underprivileged communities.

Civil society, big business and the Government teamed up from 02 to 04 April 2014 to promote family healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive, annual campaign that provides comprehensive, free health care services to tens of thousands of people in underprivileged communities.

 
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COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Lifebuoy offers tips to help more children reach the age of five - Contributes to Lifebuoy’s goal to change the hand washing behaviour of 20 million South Africans by 2015

Simple steps to ensure healthy hand hygiene habits from Lifebuoy:   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: FLORA saves lives in Villiersdorp Villiersdorp residents have shown the nation that they have heart by coming together in a commitment to lower their cholesterol and get heart healthy

96% of the Flora 21 Day Cholesterol Challenge participants successfully lowered their cholesterol. Villiersdorp residents have shown the nation that they have heart by coming together in a commitment to lower their cholesterol and get heart healthy in the Flora 21 Day Cholesterol Challenge.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Health
Image: Why you should get involved in International Chilhood Cancer Day Because children are our future, they are our country’s true VIPs. They are, in fact, our Most Very Important People – which is why there is a crying urgency to create awareness of childhood cancer and the fact that, if detected early, most forms can be cured.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Health
Image: Benefits of Ethical Review in African Research In recent years, large-scale multinational research in developing countries has become the order of the day. In African countries where sociological, epidemiological and developmental contexts are of interest to various disciplines – and where there is a greater prevalence of diseases with a global impact, such as HIV, TB and malaria – research activities are carried out at an amplified scale.   Read More...



Health, HIV/AIDS
Image: GRS SKILLZ Street Innovator Wins GOOD Pioneers of Health Award

Grassroot Soccer’s SKILLZ Street program for girls, and specifically one of our program coordinators, Boitumelo Rakosa (“Tumi”), have been selected as one of five winners in the GOOD Pioneers of Health Challenge: Africa Edition.   Read More...




Health, Sport
Image: Grassroot Soccer Celebrates Opening of FIFA Football for Hope Centre in Alexandra, South Africa

Grassroot Soccer (GRS), FIFA, and streetfootballworld are pleased to announce the opening of the Alexandra Football for Hope Centre in Johannesburg on 12 November.  The centre will be managed by Grassroot Soccer and will provide education and public health services to Alexandra, particularly to its young people.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health, Youth
Image: Sea Harvest’s 2013 Kids Campaign focuses on keeping SA Children Safe In South Africa unintentional accidents, like drowning or burn wounds, claim the lives of more than 8000 children every year
The sad fact is that these accidents often occur because adults are uninformed and unaware of the dangers of ordinary household appliances to a small child - such as a boiling kettle or a bucket of water left unattended.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Disability, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Funding, Health
Image: Engen donates R4 million to Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital The R4m will be used to build the paediatric surgical wards, and so facilitate the provision of medical, surgical and nursing care for children
The need for a tertiary paediatric hospital in South Africa is greater than ever and can no longer be ignored, stated Sibongile Mkhabela, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust at the announcement that Engen Petroleum is contributing R4 million towards the building of a new facility that will carry Madiba’s name.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Help a child reach five this Global Handwashing Day Lifebuoy wants to highlight the importance of proper handwashing with soap as a simple but effective measure to combat the spread of common infections
The countdown to Global Handwashing Day (15 October) is on and to celebrate this day health soap manufacturer, Lifebuoy wants to highlight the importance of proper handwashing with soap as a simple but effective measure to combat the spread of common infections.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Health
Image: Pioneers for Health Challenge GOOD Worldwide Launches Pioneers Of Health Challenge To Promote Innovation In Health And Development
GOOD Worldwide Inc (good.is) - an integrated media, thought leadership and community action platform - is offering innovators in health the opportunity to make a worldwide impact with the Pioneers of Health Challenge. Entries deadline Friday, 18 October 2013.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Engen Driver Wellness campaign in Epping Depot Engen in collaboration with Trucking Wellness have once again joined hands to bring this year’s Driver Wellness campaign to the community of Epping

 Now in its third year the Driver Wellness campaign is an annual initiative by Engen aimed at educating long distance truck drivers about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle whilst on the road, servicing the economy. The campaign kicked off earlier in March and will have been to 17 Engen sites by the end of October 2013.    Read More...




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Image: Hypertension Affects All South Africans, Not Just Whites Lehohla made the claim that hypertension is ‘a disease of not being happy’

 Statement made by statistician-general, Pali Lehohla that unhappiness is the leading cause of hypertension and is mostly found in whites is not only inaccurate, but rather creates a dangerous misconception for South Africans   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Health
Image: World Lymphoma Awareness Day: Creating awareness through stories of hope 15 September – “Cancer gave me an incredible perspective on life”
For MariaanStofberg, 2012 kicked off with a bang and life just couldn’t get better. She was in the prime of her life. Working at a private biokinetics practice within the Sport Science Institute of South Africa with a full work schedule, she loved her job and her life, despite the heavy traffic and the early mornings. She had the future in sight and couldn’t wait to get there.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Take The Road To A Healthier Heart Heart Awareness Month takes place in September every year, and is an entire month dedicated to creating awareness around the risks and prevention.

Heart Awareness Month takes place in September every year, and is an entire month dedicated to creating awareness around the risks and prevention of cardiovascular disease in South Africa. Globally, World Heart Day is celebrated on the 29th September, run by the World Heart Federation.   Read More...




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Image: World Stroke Day falls on 29th October - a stroke is an event that profoundly changes someone’s life- Stroke Awareness Week: Monday 28th October to Sunday 3rd November 2013

We know that having a stroke is an event that profoundly changes someone’s life, and that of the people around them. Finding the support of others who have survived a similar situation is crucial for mental and physical healing.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Request For Donations For The Childrens Clinic At Vahalla Park A group of third year pharmacy students from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) tries to make a difference in their community

As part of our community project we visited the Vahlalla Park Clinic and identified a desperate need for a more child friendly environment.   Read More...



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