Civil society, big business and the Government will team up from 2nd to 4th April 2014 to promote family healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive, annual campaign that provides comprehensive, free health care services to tens of thousands of people in underprivileged communities.
The Rotary Family Health Day will take place in Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from 09:00-15:00 daily.
Services over the three days will include HIV counselling and testing, screening for TB, diabetes and blood pressure, measles vaccinations, deworming and the dispensing of Vitamin A and more!
This programme is Rotary-led by the global Rotarian Action Group, Rotarians for Family Health AIDS Prevention (RFHA). This action group is the mobilizing partner of Rotary International in the area of disease prevention programs. RFHA has received an unprecedented commitment from the South African Department of Health (NDoH), The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, the US Government Agencies – CDC (US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) and USAID, and the SABC and Caxton as primary media partners.
The Rotary Family Health Days are a comprehensive, holistic offering of free healthcare for parents, children, grandparents, friends and all family members in over 145 sites across the country. Approximately 4,000 Rotarians from 225 Rotary Clubs will be volunteering daily and working the sites to assist the medical staff and deliver the services to South Africans.
It is the vision of RFHA, Rotary leaders and other partners to expand the health event each year to other African countries. In 2014, the RFHD Programme will run in Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho through the month of April.
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