Diabetes telemedicine attracts local investment as COVID-19 surges

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 4, 2020, 6:52 p.m.

COVID-19 is a serious risk for the estimated 4.6 million people with diabetes in South Africa as high blood sugar levels increase the mortality risk posed by the pandemic.

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Food security for children starts at the breast – support breastfeeding

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 2, 2020, 7:37 p.m.

South Africa has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. Not because women do not understand the importance of breastfeeding for their children but because women face a …

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Mandela Day-inspired intervention

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 2, 2020, 5:57 p.m.

Ninth-grader Sibonelo Radebe has lived for years with prominent keloids on both ears. They have impaired his hearing and damaged his self-esteem. Wearing a hoodie to hide them became a …

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CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT COMMUNITY CARE WORKERS LAUNCHED

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 30, 2020, 7:06 p.m.

Masked Heroes, a national campaign to protect and support community care workers (CCWs) during the COVID-19 pandemic has officially launched, and has started delivering personal protective equipment to community based …

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7 tips for protecting the emotional wellbeing of the elderly during COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 20, 2020, 5:47 p.m.

The COVID-19 lockdown locally, and worldwide, has disrupted people’s lives immeasurably and people’s anxiety levels are skyrocketing.

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Dementia caregivers must take care of their own mental health during COVID-19, or risk burnout.

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 20, 2020, 5:32 p.m.

For carers of people living with dementia, isolating at home means being the primary (or sole) caregiver around the clock — piling stressor on top of existing stressors, and making …

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Engen builds brand new bathrooms at Langalakhe High School

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 17, 2020, 11:24 a.m.

In commemoration of Mandela Day and Madiba’s vision to help create a world that is equal and just, Engen has pledged R2.5 million to help government fight the eradication of …

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Adcock Ingram OTC in partnership with News24 announces winners in the Sponsors of Brave campaign

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 7, 2020, 1:45 p.m.

Over the past 5 months the Sponsors of Brave campaign, a partnership between Adcock Ingram OTC and News24 published 12 heartwarming stories of brave pharmacists, doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals.

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URGENT CALL FOR DONORS TO SIGN UP AS BONE MARROW REGISTRIES AROUND THE WORLD

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 7, 2020, 9:35 a.m.

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on many industries and has now also taken its toll on the treatment of blood disorders and stem cell transplantations worldwide – …

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Community Keepers reaches 100 000 milestone

Community Keepers July 2, 2020, 6:54 p.m.

2020 has brought with it a number of changes and challenges for school learners and the non profits who support them. We are extremely concerned about the second pandemic of …

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Five urgent and effective measures to curb the abuse of alcohol

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 18, 2020, 6:38 p.m.

In his speech to the nation on Wednesday 17 June 2020, President Ramaphosa stated that, “we will also need to look at further, more drastic measures to curb the abuse …

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The Sponsors of Brave campaign – twelfth nominee – Pharmacist Alwyn Immerman from Umhlanga, KZN

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 18, 2020, 6:14 p.m.

Meet Pharmacist Alwyn Immerman who is driven by his passion to give back and is uplifting his community with the assistance of his four-legged furry friend Humphrey.

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WOOLIES DONATES R 700 000 WORTH OF PRODUCT TO PUBLIC HEALTH CARE

Woolworths June 10, 2020, 6:41 p.m.

As lockdown measures have started to ease the Department of Health is gearing itself up for the anticipated increase in Covid 19 patients which will result in a shortfall of …

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12 Million South Africans will be over 60 by 2050: how will we care for them?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 22, 2020, 7:41 p.m.

It takes a well-equipped healthcare system to provide proper care for older adults. Developed countries such as the USA are already panicking about how to do so as the Baby …

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WOOLIES COMMITS OVER R34 MILLION TOWARDS COVID-19 SUPPORT

Woolworths April 22, 2020, 9:24 a.m.

Woolworths has announced a commitment of over R34 million to support a variety of initiatives to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa.

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Meningococcal Meningitis is a devastating illness with a high mortality rate

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 21, 2020, 8:12 a.m.

World Meningitis Day is on 24 April and the theme for 2020 is #DefeatMeningitis. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about Meningococcal Meningitis in particular, a disease …

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Resilience and well-being in these times of uncertainty

Mamelani Projects April 16, 2020, 6:46 p.m.

The advent of Covid-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges. We realise our work cannot be business as normal, and it's okay when we have those moments of uncertainty and fear …

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We should not go back to business as usual after COVID-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 7, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

Today there is an eerie silence across the globe. Bustling cities have gone quiet and highways that were once jammed with bumper to bumper traffic, are empty.

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WOOLIES AND MYSCHOOL ANNOUNCE R500 000 DONATION FOR COVID-19 FIGHT

Woolworths March 30, 2020, 6:39 p.m.

Woolworths and the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme have made a R500 000 donation to the Gift of the Givers Foundation to support frontline medical workers through the provision …

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DISTELL TO SUPPLY SANITISERS TO VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 26, 2020, 6:02 p.m.

Distell, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and ready-to-drinks (RTDs), today announced that it will begin producing hand sanitisers and other hygienic products.

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Equinox update and free counselling service over the next 3 weeks

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 26, 2020, 5:53 p.m.

We are fully supporting what our president and country have put in place to work towards curbing this scary virus that has created the pandemic.

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Novartis announces broad range of initiatives to respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 20, 2020, 6:20 a.m.

Creates USD 20 million global fund to support impacted communities

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Plans for 2020

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

The world is closed! That’s how it feels today as I am writing this. We’re in the middle of Stage 4 Load Shedding (I’m in South Africa and writing the …

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Park Care safe guards elderly and frail

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2020, 6:13 a.m.

As the country deals with the impact of Covid-19, we are reviewing the situation closely.

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Reach for Recovery’s Ditto Project gives hope

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2020, 5:32 a.m.

Reach for Recovery is appealing to South Africans to support their Ditto Project. Launched in 2011, the project raises funds for external silicone breast prostheses that are provided free of …

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Love in the time of Corona…

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 17, 2020, 12:51 p.m.

A response from the Pietermaritzburg & District Community Chest to President Ramaphosa’s declaration of a national disaster due to Covid-19.

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PEPFAR COMMUNITY GRANTS funding opportunity

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 8, 2020, 8:20 p.m.

South African community based organisations are invited to apply for PEPFAR Community Grants.

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Trek4Mandela benefits Northern Cape school girls

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 14, 2020, 5:39 a.m.

Over 150 girls at the Moshaweng Secondary School in Loopeng, will have a greater chance of staying in school to reach their full potential, thanks to the efforts of legal …

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Engen pledges the first R2.5m to help eradicate pit latrines at schools

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 10, 2020, 6:49 a.m.

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has heeded a call from government and pledged an initial R2.5 million in support of Sanitation …

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World Cancer Day - tackling the stigma of Breast Cancer

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 4, 2020, 5:27 a.m.

World Cancer Day is marked around the world on 4 February to raise awareness of the global impact of cancer and increase understanding of prevention, detection, treatment and care.

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How can you make a difference in the fight against AIDS?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 17, 2020, 11:12 a.m.

Because HIV makes it difficult for the immune system to fight infections, it’s important for everyone to get vaccinated against infectious diseases (e.g. the flu) and help curb opportunistic infections …

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Silverstar changes girls’ lives in Krugersdorp with donation of reusable pads

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 4, 2019, 9:25 a.m.

Silverstar Casino (https://www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino) has positively impacted 652 school girls’ lives with a donation of reusable sanitary protection products at Thathulwazi WR High School in Krugersdorp in October.

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TNPA donation brings Squint Surgery Saturdays to life at St John’s Eye Hospital

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 22, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Children aged two to five years old who are on the government waiting list for Strabismus (squint eye) surgery will now benefit from the St Johns Eye Hospital’s Squint Surgery …

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Slow Food: 30 Years of Projects Around the World

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 14, 2019, 12:39 p.m.

The international campaign to celebrate the signing of the Slow Food Manifesto in Paris in December 1989 has been launched: a chance to talk about our many past successes and …

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What every parent should know about PVC, BPA & phthalates!

Africa Center for HIV/AIDS Nov. 2, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

Vegware is an environmentally responsible packaging manufacturer and supplier of “PLASTIC FREE” and "BPA FREE" food packaging and catering disposables “all made from plants” that are biodegradable and compostable.

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Garden Route Casino raises funds for breast cancer!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 31, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

Garden Route Casino, Mossel Bay’s favourite entertainment destination, painted its casino floor pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The popular Power of Pink promotion included two draws.

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