April Newsletter



April Newsletter

April is well underway and we are excited to share some of our progress on the Health Days! We are here to keep our partners, friends and community up to date with everything taking place around the Rotary Family Health Days in Southern Africa! As you continue to contribute, read and share we thank you for being a part of the Prevention Revolution!

Board Update

The year has started off strong with planning well underway for our 2018 Campaign. 

We are excited to share this month about the expansion of the Health Days to other African countries ( 9 planned for 2018), and most recently the inception in the West African country of Benin! 

Led by Past RFHA Director and Advisor, PDG Olowu Olugbemiga, 9 sites  were established over the 200 km radius of the country. All the sites are zonal and community hospitals which are catchment venues for the citizens and referrals points for those tested positive. There were two mobile clinics provided by one of the sponsors. A lot of patients for breast cancer were attended to. Hand washing techniques were taught at all sites.

To learn more and view the pictures from the event go here: RFHD SA Blog

In the image below you can see how the Health Days have spread across Africa and India, in a wave of positive action!

2018 Campaign News

Discussions are happening this week to finalise the potential locations for the Launch Site. Working closely with the National Department of Health, Rotary and the Minister of Health, we narrow down first the District to Launch the annual campaign, and then the specific venue to host more than 3 000 people on the first day of the campaign, 3rd October 2018! Sign up for our blog updates to be the first to hear the news! Subscribe.

Volunteer Spotlight- Taahirah

The media and communications team is excited to introduce their campaign intern from the Rotaract Club of Steenberg (D9350)– Taahirah Galant! Assisting with our social media, and website Taahirah shares why she joined the Health Days, “It seemed like a great opportunity to further my involvement in the community and learn some new things. I’m very excited to be apart of the RFHD Team!”

Website Resources

Did you know last year we provided more than 70 unique health interventions (services) at site level? To learn more about the core services donated by the NDoH and the add-on services donated by more than 95 partners, or to submit an application to provide a service offering at one or more sites view our website: http://rfhdsouthafrica.co.za/services/

Around the World

World TB Day was celebrated last month and the call was made for everyone from Government, to celebrities and community leaders to advocate for education and awareness on prevention of such a deadly disease.

The article identifies the risk factors and despite common misconceptions, we are all at risk of contracting tuberculosis.

Learn more here: Guardian

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