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Image: World Mental Health Day: Eliminating the stigma around mental health issues Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - World Mental Health Day and a chance to reflect on what mental health means to society. “One of the greatest challenges we need to address is the stigma around mental health issues,” says Shona Sturgeon, Executive Committee Member of Cape Mental Health and Past President of the World Federation for Mental Health.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Driver Wellness sees Western Cape truck drivers roll up their sleeves and get tested As part of National Transport month, Engen officially launched the annual programme on 1 October.

Running for its seventh year, Engen Driver Wellness will reach 19 sites in four provinces during October. Truck drivers in the Western Cape were invited to receive free health screenings at the Engen Winelands 1 Stop on October 8th; Engen Swartlands on October 9th and Engen Kempston Truck Stop in Epping Industrial on October 11th   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding, Health
Image: Sunflower Day - rallying support for life-threatening blood diseases.

One of the many ways The Sunflower Fund raises funds and awareness is through campaigns like Sunflower Day. Sunflower Day is all about rallying support for individuals diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases like leukaemia. Over the past 15 years, it has grown beyond the sale of TOPES to an open source campaign through which schools, corporates, supporters and the general public celebrate Sunflower Day and raise funds for The Sunflower Fund. Sunflower Day (21 September) is on the South African Health Awareness Calendar for 2018.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Diabetes Camp helps newly diagnosed diabetic tweens and teens MYSCHOOL sponsors children's diabetes camp

Life is never the same again for children and teens diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is  one of the most prevalent diseases in South Africa. Type 1 diabetes which occurs mainly in children and young people,  is an autoimmune disease, where the insulin producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the bodies own immune system.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: A first in Africa: voice-controlled technology for quadriplegics Installation of the VoQol system has recently been completed at three residential facilities in Cape Town, with financial support from donors, including Rotary Club of Claremont. A total of 51 rooms were fitted with the devices at Turfhall Cheshire Home, Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre and Eric Miles Cheshire Home.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare, Health
The fact is that rabies is a disease that is still relevant and able to touch all our lives, even in our urban life.

You may have recently watched the Carte Blanche expose on the two children who died horrific deaths in KwaZulu-Natal from Rabies. The one child was in a rural area and died after being bitten by an infected dog. The other child was on holiday and was bitten by a resident feral cat where they were staying.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: The 111 Benefits of Breastfeeding - For Babies, Moms & Everyone Else

I was fed formula when I was a baby, and I turned out just fine, if I do say so myself. My brothers and sisters were all formula fed, too, and nothing went wrong with them either.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment, Health
Image: 68% say.." If so many people have amputations, why don't I see them ? " Whether or not we are part of the 68%, all of us are part of The 68% Project.

In many communities’ children from families where Breadwinners lose the use of lower limbs are largely absent from the education system. 79% had to choose between food and education, 84% of such households are food insecure. Give A Limb 68% project is food, education and prosthesis aid wrapped into one project.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Sea Harvest suports 100 operations to celebrate Madiba’s 100th birthday In commemoration of the centenary of our late former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, the Western Cape Health Department, together with the support of Sea Harvest, has launched a programme where 100 operations will be performed on patients at various hospitals around the province to reduce surgical backlogs.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Health
Image: How consumers should dispose of food that may contain Listeria The Institute of Waste Management of SA would like consumers to be aware of the safe disposal method of food that may be contaminated.
The Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that notices of safe recall had been issued to Enterprise Foods in Polokwane and Rainbow Chicken Limited in Sasolburg due to traces of Listeria being found at these production facilities, the announcement has caused further public concern and outcry.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Health
Image: C-suite sets an Action Agenda in Davos CEO Leadership on the Global Sanitation Crisis-world leaders gathered to discuss economic, social and political agendas at the World Economic Forum

The acceleration of sanitation systems that are designed for inclusion, circularity and to leverage new technology trends such as big data and the internet of things requires new levels of business and societal leadership today to realise benefits in this decade.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Sport
Image: Engen and SuperSport United, join the PinkDrive to raise cancer awareness The plight of men and women fighting breast cancer is ongoing; consequently, Engen and SuperSport United along with the Pink Drive association.

Engen and their football partners SuperSport United, along with the PinkDrive association have joined forces to raise awareness around breast cancer.
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ALL THE NEWS , Health, HIV/AIDS
Image: World Aids Day 2017 On the 1st December 2017 Marang a Letsatsi OVC in collaboration with Kuyasa Library and ChildLine commemorated the World Aids Day (WAD)

During the programme Mr Lungelo Masiza from Marang A Letsatsi educated the audience about HIV/Aids, what it is, how is it transmitted, who is at risk, how can it be prevented, what treatment is available ?   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Palliative Care
Image: 10 Years of shining a light on love, and a celebration of life! HospiceWits honours those who were a beacon of hope and strength

HospiceWits, an NPO providing palliative care to patients and families affected by a life limiting illness, announced that it will host its annual Tree of Lights event on the 26 November 2018 at the Johannesburg Zoo. The event, now in its 10th year, aims to raise funds for HospiceWits as well as those who have lost their lives to a terminal illness in a befitting way.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: Shortage of Child Counsellors Hope House Counselling Centre has stressed the need for more qualified child counsellors to address issues of child trauma and abuse.

In the wake of 66 child murders recorded this year in the Western Cape alone as well as a six-month delay in child abuse intervention, Hope House Counselling Centre has stressed the need for more qualified child counsellors to address issues of child trauma and abuse.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: Sea Harvest are kicking off celebrating National Children’s Day by Helping Young Hospital Patients They are targeting their annual Kids 4 Kids initiative to raise R300 000 for Red Cross Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

Now in its eighth year, the Kids 4 Kids initiative will run from November 2017 through to February 2018. During this time, Sea Harvest will donate a portion of the sales of selected crumbed fish products to the Hospital’s fundraising organisation, the Children’s Hospital Trust.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Celebrating the success of one vaccine on World Polio Day World Polio Day-Tuesday 24 October 2017. With much debate regarding vaccines, and a small but vocal group lobbying against this form of health protection, the Rotary Club of Claremont urges everyone to celebrate World Polio Day by recognising the great success that one vaccine has had towards eliminating an incurable but preventable disease.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Education, Health
Image: Good nutrition vital for our intellectual power as a nation Investing in childhood nutrition is essential for prosperity, particularly in a world where a nation’s greatest resource has become the intellectual power of its people. However, when one in five pre-schoolers is stunted and risks learning difficulties due to malnutrition, where micronutrient deficiencies permanently damage young brains, and where hunger limits the potential of over 3.2 million children’s performance at school – that resource is wasted.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Health
Image: Spectacles can mean the difference between success and failure for an underprivileged learner Sight is something most people take for granted, yet at least 239 million children suffer from impaired vision that could be corrected by spectacles.

 Since 80% of all learning occurs through vision, children who cannot afford spectacles are at a major disadvantage in education environments, which can lead to lower earning potential later in their lives. As we observe World Sight Day on 12 October, the Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS) encourages partners in the private sector, civil society, and government to support its efforts to address the issue of impaired vision that affects millions of underprivileged learners in South Africa.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health, Social & Community
Image: kulula.com and the Red Cross WMCH launch a radio station for children by children The radio platform will enable the patients to share their experiences, concerns and questions with parents, health professionals and other children.

South Africa’s champion low-cost carrier kulula.com has partnered with the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town by donating funds to launch a first-of-its-kind radio station by children for children in Africa, RX Radio.
The donation of R150 000 made to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will contribute to the launch of the first child-produced radio station, where patients get trained as producers and presenters to assist other patients in their struggles to alleviate their anxiety and loneliness, whilst spending some time in hospital.   Read More...



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