Three days of free health services

2015-10-01 06:00
;Free health services will be provided at LoveLife Centre next week as part of the Rotary Family Health Day project. Here are two voluntary dentists attending to a patient during last year’s health days in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage.

;Free health services will be provided at LoveLife Centre next week as part of the Rotary Family Health Day project. Here are two voluntary dentists attending to a patient during last year’s health days in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage.

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This year’s Rotary Family Health Days campaign in South Africa will bring together many volunteers and health care workers across the private and public sector during the three days of free health services.

The organisers, during the three days, aim to provide free health screenings and immunisations for up to 75 000 community members at 140 sites around the country.

In Uitenhage the Rotary Family Health days will be held on Thursday and Friday, 8 and 9 October at the KwaNobuhle LoveLife Centre at the corner of Ponana Tini and Tize Street.

“It is through the dedication and hard work of all partners but particularly the volunteer aspect of many Rotarians on the ground that has made this campaign such a huge success,” says Sue Paget, Southern Africa Programme Director of Rotary Family Health Days.

Some of the health service provided on these days include: TB screening and testing, HIV counselling and testing, immunisation, eye screening, dental care and general health screening (blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes).

The volunteers in Uitenhage will be of service to the public from 08:30 to 16:00 on the two days.

The effects of the campaign will be felt long after the last volunteers go home.

In bringing together so many South Africans from all walks of life to work as one, Rotary Family Health Days contributes to building a legacy of social cohesion that will ultimately improve the quality of life for everyone.

What is Rotary? It is a global humanitarian organization with more than 1.2 million members in 34 000 Rotary Clubs in over 200 countries. Rotary members are men and women who are business, professional and community leaders with a shared commitment to make the world a better place through humanitarian service. Rotary’s top priority is the global eradication of polio. Rotary grants support major international projects with sustainable, high impact outcomes. South Africa has 225 Rotary Clubs with a total of 5 000 Rotary members

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