Rotary Family Health Days Southern Africa

Testimonials & Positive Impact

In their words read how the 2017 Health Days changed lives

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Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi | South African Minister on Health

I congratulate Rotarians for Family Health and Aids Prevention and its partners on this initiative.

Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng Nation

The passing of time has not diminished my gratitude for your not only introducing me to the wonderful work of RFHA but also for the privilege of including me in your Programme.  It was a humbling experience.

By word of mouth feedback, the community was very happy and their wish was that you could have remained there permanently.  Most importantly is that they really appreciated the three days services.  It would be good to know how it has impacted on their lives.

May the Almighty grant you and your team the strength to carry on so that you may reach more and more lives.

Your dedication is much appreciated and looking forward to being of help wherever I may be needed.

Dr. Amy Herman-Roloff | Country Director Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Thank you for the inclusion of CDC in the monumental Rotary Family Health Days.  What RFHA is accomplishing through this initiative is impressive and the CDC is happy to partner with you. 


Paul Netzel |The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair

I visited South Africa in October to attend the opening of the Rotary Family Health Days.  The work done by Rotarians, the government and other NGOs provide an excellent example of co-operative enterprise throughout this country…  This initiative is the flag ship programme of Rotary for Family Health and Aids Prevention.


PDG Patrick G Coleman, PhD | Rotary Club of Luanshya

We saw both the kindness of Rotarians, corporate partners and government representative as well as the smiles on the faces of the clients - both young and old - as they walked through the various stations of the centres. TRF TC Paul's presence at the official kick off with South African Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi was a statement that Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation are active partners with South Africa in "Making a Difference" in our region.


Catherine MacMillan | Steering Committee Head District 9370 West

Another successful Rotary Family Health Days - reaffirming the impact that Rotary has in the improvement of people’s lives.


Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman | Founder Gift of the Givers Foundation

If people cannot get to healthcare, healthcare should get to the people.



Boyi Moss |Community member

Having all the service providers in one place meant I was checked for things I would never normally go to a clinic for. It was like one of those full service garages!


Sandra McKersey | Rotarian from New Zealand
Serving in Masiphumelele at the Health Days was the highlight of my life!  
PDG Hennie de Bruin | Steering Committee Head District 9370 East
Who says the Rainbow Nation cannot work together?  Okay, so it takes quite an effort and there are miscommunications along the way. But goodness, it is worth it!  Today the family of that elderly man whose blood pressure tested so high, they still have a father.  Today that mother whose sugar was so high she was on the verge of coma, she is preparing supper for her four children.  Thank you Rotary Family Health Days!  

Comment below how the Health Days has positively impacted you!


  1. The RFHD’s are right up there with ‘ PolioPlus ‘ in being the most rewarding international projects ever undertaken by Rotary.

    1. Thank you Richard for your support as always. Keep well, Sue P.

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