Official Handover of Vanguard Art Clinic | Western Cape Government


Official Handover of Vanguard Art Clinic

29 October 2009
The Western Cape has a very well managed health system, which is placed under immense pressure by the province's ever growing population. More people make use of the health system, which requires more service points.

With additional space and medical equipment, health practitioners will be able to treat more patients, save more lives and be able to detect the ever growing problem of TB more efficiently.

The S.A. Medical and Education Foundation will be handing over a newly constructed ARV/TB Clinic at the Vanguard Community Health Centre to the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health on Friday 30 October 2009. The Foundation's primary focus is to help equip regional and rural hospitals with much needed infrastructure and medical equipment.

Approximately R1 million was generously donated to construct and equip the Vanguard ARV clinic. Currently the Foundation has a contractual agreement with Provincial Health Departments in the Western Cape, Free State and Kwa-Zulu Natal. They assist to help fulfil the priority list of critical needs by getting corporate companies to steer their Corporate Social investment funding into different areas of Health, namely: ARV/TB infra-structure and medical equipment. The role they play is an interim measure giving Provinces time to secure the funding necessary for bricks and mortar buildings.

The SA Medical Foundation is a Public Benefit Organisation, whose primary focus is to help equip Regional and Rural Hospitals with infrastructure and medical equipment, thereby equalising Healthcare for all. Their primary function for this year is to assist Provincial Health Departments in the Western Cape, Free State and KwaZulu Natal with medical equipment and infrastructure for TB, HIV, and also assisting in getting health facilities ready for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

For more information please contact:

Sithembiso Magubane
Cell: 073 662 5482

Hélène Rossouw
Cell: 082 771 8834

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