Blooming surprise for Charlotte Maxeke healthcare heroes

 Healthcare workers at Charlotte MaxekeJohannesburg Academic Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg were treated to acolourful surprise today during shift. 250 bright pink potted Cyclamen werelaid out to spell HEROES, on the grass next to the entrance of the hospitaltoday as a token of appreciation for their commitment as frontline heroesof the Covid-19 pandemic in the Province. This is thanks to a joint partnership between *Ubuntu<https://www.ubuntubeds.org/>Beds <https://www.ubuntubeds.org/>**, *an NGOthat pairs healthcare workers with free accommodation and *Together WeBloom, <https://www.facebook.com/bmorebloom/>* an NPO that raises money forcommunities in need through the sale of flowers…

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World Brain Day 2020

On July 22, World Brain Day is dedicated to raising awareness to improve thelives of those with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers South Africa, July 2020 – On July 22, the Neurology Association of SouthAfrica (NASA) is partnering with the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) andthe International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society to support the 6thAnnual World Brain Day. This year, World Brain Day is dedicated to raisingawareness of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is aneurodegenerative disorder that affects multiple regions of the brain andproduces the most well-known symptoms of…

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A VOICE FOR INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS

Over half a million of Gauteng residents living in the province’s 181 informal settlements still dream of the services other South Africans take for granted. With the Covid 19 curve infection rate at peak currently in Gauteng, shared water and toilet facilities make these informal settlement residents extremely vulnerable to infection. It is critical that this portion of our society is protected as some informal settlements are now covid-19 hotspots and their efforts to engage with the municipality have been met with a slow response.“We are calling on more informal…

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HELP THE HELPERS

Staying close to work now an option for public healthcare workers Public healthcare workers can now access private accommodation close to their workplace at no cost, thanks to an initiative called Ubuntu Beds. As the South African healthcare system prepares for the peak of COVID-19, healthcare workers continue to run the risk of infecting their families and others while travelling to and from work. Since the virus hit hundreds of health workers have become infected, with nurses alone accounting for the majority of cases. A lack of Personal Protective Equipment…

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POTABLE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SCHOOLS

Rand Water is a proud partner of the Department of Basic Education’s national return to school programme and to ensure safe and clean water for those school communities in need.We have a long-standing commitment to serving our communities that now includes partnering with government in the fight against COVID-19. We have heeded the call by President Ramaphosa for increased partnerships, solidarity, collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and experience to fight the pandemic. After, the Department of Water and Sanitation situated the national COVID-19 Command Centre for Water and Sanitation…

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