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David Grier already halfway and might be first person to run The Great Wall of China in both directions
David Grier already halfway and might be first person to run The Great Wall of China in both directions

David Grier and Andrew Stuart have passed the halfway mark of their 4,200km journey across the Great Wall of China to create awareness for the Ignite Hope initiative...

Issued by Cipla 21 May 2018

Winners of #MySchool20 campaign announced
Winners of #MySchool20 campaign announced

Marking its 20th anniversary in 2017, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet launched its social media-driven #MySchool20 campaign. The 20 winning customers and their 20 favourite causes have now been announced...

9 Apr 2018

Partnership to foster blood donation culture among young South Africans
Partnership to foster blood donation culture among young South Africans

SANBS, FNB Varsity Cup and WPBTS have entered into a partnership that aims to raise awareness around blood donation in young South Africans, inculcate a culture of blood donation, and increase the amount of blood donated in SA...

26 Jan 2018

Samples of the motorcycles donated by WHO. Image: Ayodamola Owoseye. Source:
WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria

The World Health Organisation has donated 853 motorcycles to the Nigerian government to improve disease surveillance in the country...

By Ayodamola Owoseye 23 Jan 2018

Photo: Surgeons for Little Lives
Partnership builds hope for kids

In 2015, the paediatric surgical outpatient department facilities at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital were not conducive to delivering optimal care to its little patients...

18 Dec 2017

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Movember Foundation extends global prostate cancer registry to SA

With over 4,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer annually in SA, the Movember Foundation, best known for its hairy efforts to raise awareness and funds for often ignored men's health issues, will extend Ironman to SA...

1 Dec 2017

Patient, Nazley Gardien with PN Marilise van Schalkwyk before her cataract surgery at Mediclinic Durbanville Day Clinic.
CSI collaboration gives back sight to public health patients

As part of the fourth phase of the public private initiative (PPI) between Mediclinic, Groote Schuur Hospital and the Western Cape Department of Health, a series of cataract operations were carried out...

29 Nov 2017

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Fastjet, (Red) and Oliver Mtukudzi team up in the fight for an Aids-free generation

A new partnership between Fastjet and Aids organisation (Red) will be launched with the release of a new track, Holiday by legendary singer-songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi. 100% of the proceeds from track sales will be donated to the Global Fund...

28 Nov 2017

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Campaign set to make taxi industry healthier

The PHILA Taxi Industry Campaign was launched on 27 November 2017 in an effort to strengthen the delivery of health and wellness services in the taxi industry...

24 Nov 2017

Thousands of children benefit from GSK, Just Footprints Foundation partnership
Thousands of children benefit from GSK, Just Footprints Foundation partnership

Global healthcare company GSK's longstanding commitment to its partnership with local non-profit organisation The Just Footprints Foundation has resulted in 3662 children having benefited so far by attending camps hosted in different venues in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape...

14 Nov 2017

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa chats to patient, Elisabeth Mokgeti
Modernised community clinic provides improved eye health services

A renovated clinic will assist in the reduction of the cataract backlog at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital...

13 Nov 2017

PH Clinic specialist nurse, Helen Williams with patient, Bridget Nkonyeni
Honouring Jenna Lowe in pulmonary hypertension awareness month

The Groote Schuur Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic (GSH PHC) is a specialist clinic offering improved treatment for state and private patients suffering from the disease...

6 Nov 2017

Princess Charlene of Monaco and Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille
Princess Charlene makes a splash in Cape Town

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation is partnering with the City of Cape Town to implement community-based programmes to prevent drowning...

23 Oct 2017

Vitality MoveToGive campaign sees over 42,000 sanitary packs donated to Caring4Girls programme
Vitality MoveToGive campaign sees over 42,000 sanitary packs donated to Caring4Girls programme

Discovery Vitality partnered with Dis-Chem during Women's Month this year for its Vitality MoveToGive campaign, donating over 42,000 sanitary packs to help keep 6,000 girls in school...

20 Oct 2017

Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs
Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs

A R3.6m contribution towards providing health screening to mining communities emphasises the power of partnerships in making the NSP 2017-2022 for HIV, TB and STIs a reality...

19 Oct 2017

Bakwena's Pink Drive campaign reaches thousands
Bakwena's Pink Drive campaign reaches thousands

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena), PinkDrive and the Department of Health recently collaborated in educating more than 3,500 men, women and children about breast, testicular and prostate cancer in communities adjacent to the Platinum Highway in North West Province...

11 Oct 2017

2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed
2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed

The 24 finalists in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at an official awards ceremony on Monday, 23 October...

2 Oct 2017

NPO raises over R6m for lactation unit, breast milk bank at Soweto hospital
NPO raises over R6m for lactation unit, breast milk bank at Soweto hospital

Surgeons For Little Lives has launched its second big project - to build a lactation unit and breast milk bank at Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital...

20 Sep 2017

Tshemba Foundation ushering in a new era of medical volunteering serving rural communities
Tshemba Foundation ushering in a new era of medical volunteering serving rural communities

The recently-founded Tshemba Foundation is ushering in a new era of medical volunteering as a way of significantly improving access to healthcare in under-resourced communities in rural South Africa.

29 Aug 2017

New-look topes for 2017 Sunflower Day
New-look topes for 2017 Sunflower Day

With more than 200,000 people expected to don the new-look topes (Tubes of Hope) for this year's Sunflower Day on 15 September, all sold at Pick n Pay will see a direct donation to the Sunflower Fund.

22 Aug 2017

#Blisters4Bread: Heroes against hunger
#Blisters4Bread: Heroes against hunger

The PSFA's 49th #Blisters4Bread Charity Family Fun Walk in association with Lucky Star will take place on 27 August...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Jul 2017

For the love of books
For the love of books

Doing what it takes to support the children at the Red Cross Children's Hospital is a priority for the Friends of the Children's Hospital...

6 Jul 2017

2017 SheEO SleepOut moved to August
2017 SheEO SleepOut moved to August

The SheEO SleepOut event has been moved from 22 June to 8 August 2017...

15 Jun 2017

Put you in Youth Month
Put you in Youth Month

To coincide with Youth Month and CSI Month we're publishing a two-month Content Highlight burst aiming to provide our 464,000 local and global readers with a comprehensive snapshot of the state of CSI projects and programmes in our region...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Jun 2017

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

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