Rotary Family Health drive makes a healthy difference in 120 areas throughout the country

The Rotary Club assisting the many children who attended the Health Days.

Last week marked the fifth annual Rotary Family Health Days campaign which in Dundee was held at Livangeli School, adjacent to Sibongile.
The Rotarians for Family Health and Aids Prevention (RFHA), in collaboration with the National Department of Health, Rotary International, Gilead Sciences, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, USAID, the SABC Foundation and Caxton (publishers of the Courier), partnered to promote access to a free, full package of health screening services for all family members.

The public-private partnership was initiated simultaneously in 120 areas across the country. Minister of health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, attended the official opening at Thulamahashe Stadium, Mpumalanga. In his keynote address, he emphasised the importance of the event. He remarked that “we have to intensify our efforts and prioritise our adolescent girls and young
women, to make sure that they realise their full potential and have opportunities to make sure that they and their families have a better life.”

Rotarian Edith Kuyler monitoring the Rotary Health Day held at Evangeli School over three days last week.

Members of the public who attended the event could make use of a number of free health services, including diabetes, hypertension and TB screenings and HIV/Aids counselling and testing. There was also a station where people could receive information about the She Conquers campaign.
Through a combined effort by various members of society, the campaign aims to decrease new HIV infections in teenage girls and young women, decrease teen pregnancies, ensure that girls remain in school, decrease sexual and gender-based violence, and increase economic opportunities for adolescents. In addition, the public could also receive information on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Anyone seeking more information about the campaign is encouraged to call 080-001-2322 toll-free or visit rfhdsouthafrica.org or www.health.gov.zaRotary Family Health drive makes a healthy difference in 120 areas

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Northern KZN Courier

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