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Merck Consumer Health launches GEN100 in SA
Merck Consumer Health launches GEN100 in SA

Aimed at raising awareness of healthy living for school-aged children in South Africa, Merck recently announced the launch of its GEN100 programme...

12 May 2017

#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Jolly Good Digital
#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Jolly Good Digital

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's some feedback from Brian Palmer, head of digital at Jolly Good Digital…

By Leigh Andrews 17 Mar 2017

Net#work BBDO #GivesASh!t about fighting colon cancer
Net#work BBDO #GivesASh!t about fighting colon cancer

Net#work BBDO was tasked with creating a campaign for UDoTest, a revolutionary no-fuss, no-mess way of testing for colon cancer – essential, as it is one of the top five killers in South Africa...

17 Mar 2017

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First group graduates from GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme

The GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme recently saw the graduation of its first 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.

27 Feb 2017

Organ Donor Foundation of SA receives R28K cheque from Profmed
Organ Donor Foundation of SA receives R28K cheque from Profmed

Profmed has presented The Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa with a cheque for R28,000. This is following the commitment it made to donate R5 for each member who participated in the third annual Profmed Stress Index Survey...

17 Feb 2017

#OperationRehab: Free treatment offered for 1000 disabled Africans in India
#OperationRehab: Free treatment offered for 1000 disabled Africans in India

#OperationRehab aims to revolutionise the delivery of healthcare and education to disabled people in Africa...

31 Jan 2017

Mobile Health Clinics on the road to eliminate HIV
Mobile Health Clinics on the road to eliminate HIV

As we celebrate World Aids Day, a local company, Mobile Health Clinics (MHC), is set to play an integral role in the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal and stop the HIV epidemic in its tracks by 2030...

Issued by Jag Method 1 Dec 2016

Ivory Coast benefits from schistosomiasis programme
Ivory Coast benefits from schistosomiasis programme

Merck, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ivory Coast's ministry of health launched a tablet distribution programme to fight schistosomiasis...

20 Oct 2016

Giving back by running for a cause
Giving back by running for a cause

We all run for a reason. Some have the talent to win races and break records, while others aim to get fit or achieve personal milestones. Some also use their running, regardless of distance or speed, to support good causes, help those in need and give back to society...

By David Barnard 16 Sep 2016

Increasing accessibility to medicine in Africa
Increasing accessibility to medicine in Africa

An initiative aimed at creating sustainable approaches to improving access to medicine has been introduced in Kenya...

26 Aug 2016

Doctors Without Borders to host fundraising event in Joburg
Doctors Without Borders to host fundraising event in Joburg

International organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) brings medical care and hope to millions of refugees, and to people displaced in their home countries during conflict and crises...

25 Aug 2016

Why we need to unite to feed children while at school
Why we need to unite to feed children while at school

In a call for Cape Town to unite against hunger at our schools, the Peninsula School Feeding Association's Charity Family Fun Walk, Blisters for Bread, will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 28 August...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 16 Aug 2016

Eskom Foundation steps up mobile health services
Eskom Foundation steps up mobile health services

The Eskom Development Foundation has provided much needed primary mobile healthcare to thousands of people living in rural communities with little access to healthcare facilities.

11 Aug 2016

The Red Cross Children’s Hospital unveiled phase one of its new intensive care unit last week.
Sea Harvest to continue investing in Red Cross Children's Hospital

After the unveiling of phase one of the new ICU at the Red Cross Children's Hospital, Sea Harvest has announced that it will continue its Kids for Kids project...

8 Aug 2016

#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa
#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa

On Mandela Day, Ronald McDonald House Charities South Africa hosted media and investors at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Parktown for a hard hat tour of the development. The house is scheduled to open in December 2016...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2016

Bizters are doing it for bread
Bizters are doing it for bread

Brothers and Bizters, this year sees Bizcommunity launch the inaugural Bizters for Bread Corporate Challenge, whereby we are inviting our fellow Cape Town-based biz communities to rise to our challenge to walk against hunger...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 12 Jul 2016

Probyo introduces the 'medicine of the future', live probiotics drinks
Probyo introduces the 'medicine of the future', live probiotics drinks

Probyo, a newly launched brand, has just released an all-natural range of three cultured drinks, which aim to promote general health and wellbeing...

4 Jul 2016

Reach for your slippers this Slipper Day
Reach for your slippers this Slipper Day

For 28 years, Reach For A Dream has been granting wishes, big and small, to South African children fighting life-threatening diseases such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and heart conditions...

30 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Casual Day influences disability policy, legislation
#YouthMonth: Casual Day influences disability policy, legislation

The Casual Day project, which raises funds for services for persons with disabilities, is also involved in influencing government's policy and legislation framework around disability...

15 Jun 2016

Banetsi Mphunga
Cool combi clinic offers counselling in Khayelitsha

Instead of transporting fare-carrying passengers, Banetsi Mphunga uses a minibus as a mobile psychological counselling facility...

1 Jun 2016

Prof. Frank Graewe
CSI in the health sector - why is it important?

There will always be charitable initiatives in the health sector - as long as there are people who are in need, but who face limited access...

By Professor Frank Graewe 30 May 2016

Mercy flight's precision planning saves newborn's life
Mercy flight's precision planning saves newborn's life

A mercy flight, covering 15,935 kilometres across the airspace of 10 countries into war-torn Yemen, has saved the life of a month-old baby...

15 Mar 2016

Corporates asked to support Children's Hospital Fund
Corporates asked to support Children's Hospital Fund

With over 22 years in the NPO sector and the official fundraiser for the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, the Children's Hospital Trust receives donations from government, individuals, institutions, trusts and foundations as well as donations left in individual's wills...

2 Mar 2016

SB'16 Cape Town speaker lineup announced
SB'16 Cape Town speaker lineup announced

Sustainable Brands Cape Town has announced its speaker lineup for SB'16 Cape Town. The over 100 speakers will lead discussions into how to innovate brands for sustainability....

29 Feb 2016

Discovery commits R1m to SADAG
Discovery commits R1m to SADAG

Discovery this week announced its commitment of R1m to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) Suicide Helpline...

18 Feb 2016

Casual Day 2015 raises R21m for disability organisations
Casual Day 2015 raises R21m for disability organisations

The top performers of the 2015 Casual Day campaign were announced at an awards breakfast at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban last week...

17 Feb 2016

Call to support Helderberg CANSA Relay For Life event
Call to support Helderberg CANSA Relay For Life event

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) will this year once again be holding Relay For Life events that champion cancer survivors while raising funds to support people needing treatment...

7 Jan 2016

Cloud-based platform for survivors of gender-based violence
Cloud-based platform for survivors of gender-based violence

During the 16 Days of Activism, the Johannesburg-based Transform Education about Rape and Sexual Abuse (TEARS) Foundation created awareness of their free innovative USSD-based platform, called Help at Your Fingertips...

31 Dec 2015

The two laureates, Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal. Photo: UN/Rick Bajornas
Nelson Mandela Prize winners feted

The planting of a small food garden this summer just outside United Nations headquarters in New York was more than a decorative effort by a gardener with a green thumb. It was one of many 'Time to Serve' activities in the worldwide 'Take Action, Inspire Change' campaign motivated by former South African president, the late Nelson Mandela...

By Bo Li 29 Dec 2015

School nutrition reduces stunting and obesity
School nutrition reduces stunting and obesity

Research has found that both lunch only and lunch and breakfast in-school nutrition programmes significantly improve the health outcomes of children living in poor conditions and have promising educational effects...

23 Dec 2015

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