180 Rotary Locations throughout South Africa
Rotary Club of Hout Bay, working through the Hout Bay Health Forum, the IY Forum and the department of health, is to hold three days of promoting better family health at Iziko Lobomi Hall in Imizamo Yethu for October later this year, 2016.
Please Pass the Word Around
These folk have all assisted with sponsorship and help also coming from US Aid, Delta and Nampak. Families from Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu are invited over the three days to visit Iziko Lobomi Hall where a wide range of free health, child care and nutritional services will be on offer for parents, children, grandparents and family friends. All are welcome.
Checking out family health
Rotary Family Health Days are being held at 180 sites across the country at the same time and in Hout Bay the same will be happening with over 15 local health care organisations being represented here in the valley. The teams will include nurses and sisters from our own clinics in Main Road and Hangberg clinic to administer free TB testing for families, diabetes and blood pressure screening, HIV counselling and testing, polio and measles vaccinations and de-worming. Medical authorities will be on hand to answer nutritional needs and check out children, arrange cervical cancer smears and, mammography screening if required. Free soup is on offer.
Rotary across Africa
In 2011, a pilot of Rotary Family Health Days was held in Uganda and Kenya and this year the programme has been extended across, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa with the help of Coca Cola and the health departments of each country. The goal in South Africa is the testing and counselling of 50,000 people for HIV in the 180 locations in SA and this will involve the enlisting and the help of some 4,000 Rotarians country wide.
Radio advertisements in 11 languages, press advertisements are currently being aired and leaflets distributed in both IY and Hangberg. Employers are asked to encourage staff to attend and familiarize as many persons as possible on the event.