Rotary hosts family health days

2016-10-05 06:00

ROTARY International is again hosting their life-changing Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD) worldwide. The RFHD will take place at 120 sites between 12 and 14 October and the site for Amanzimtoti community is the Zimbokweni Community Hall, Sompukane Road, near Charles James Hospital.

The organisation’s vision through this programme is to save and improve five million lives by 2020, and their mission is to save and improve the lives of children and families who lack access to preventive health care and education.

The Rotary Family Health Days provide comprehensive free health care and screening services to citizens at selected sites rural, urban and informal, identified by partners.

Services provided include HIV testing and counselling, TB screening, diabetes screening, hypertension screening, condom supply and hepatitis screening. Further services are measles inoculation, polio drops, vitamin A and D administration and deworming of children.

Select countries have access to male circumcision, cervical cancer testing and malaria as well as optometry, dentistry, mental health and many more services.

For more information, contact the helpline on 0800 012 322.

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