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Century City Rotary Club thanks Community Health Workers

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Date 26 October 2020
Author Tatum Sieni
Contact Email rcccpublicimage@gmail.com
Contact Telephone +27 21 552 6889
URL Rotary Club of Century City Cape Town

On Wednesday 21 October 2020, the Rotary club of Century City met with the TB, HIV community health workers in DuNoon to present certificates of appreciation. By presenting these certificates Rotary wanted to show recognition and express gratitude for their ongoing support and commitment to the annual Rotary Family Health Day programmes that have been running nationwide since 2013 (the first Rotary Family Health Days programme was in Uganda in 2011). This programme would not be possible without the partnership with the Dept of Health and TB HIV Care.

TB, HIV Care are a registered non-profit organisation. The community health workers are the link between clinics and the community. They bring health services to the people wherever they are. Rotary along with the Department of Health and TB HIV Care partner to host Rotary Family Health Days to allow the community to access free basic health services. These health days are usually run in October of each year. Due to the Covid19 Pandemic these much-needed health days were not able to take place.

Regardless the health workers continue caring and providing selfless service. Sister Yvette Andrews, clinical programme coordinator for Community Based Services addressed the health workers saying “you are the front line of the front-line workers. Without you the patient would not get into a hospital and receive the ICU care”. Sister Yvette Andrews also commended Sister Mandisa Ntuli, the Nurse Coordinator for the health workers, saying she was a true professional, always leading by example.

Framed certificates of appreciation were presented to the following health workers :

Busisiwe Velani, Nozuko Tekwane, Mandisa Badela, Mandisa Mgqaha, Thumeka Nombewu, Agnes Zingqi, Nolitha Xaji, Zoliswa Sitemela, Judy Geza, Ntombiyakhe Makhamba and also to Sister Yvette Andrews and Sister Mandisa Ntuli

To find out more about the Century City Rotary Club visit our website here