Rotary December Monthly Theme: Disease Prevention & Treatment

Rotary supports activities and training that reduce the cause and effect of disease including: 1. Improving the capacity of local health care professionals; 2. Promoting disease prevention programs, with the goal of limiting the spread of communicable diseases and reducing the incidences of and complications from non-communicable diseases; 3. Enhancing the health infrastructure of local communities; 4. Educating and mobilizing communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases; 5. Pr...
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Eliminating the Poliomylitis Virus

PolioPlus - A Rotary Foundation Project Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. Most know it as the poliovirus which is spread from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide. Polio Plus is a R...
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FSIB Fire-systems protects home for abused women and children

  Founded in 1989, Bethany Home is a shelter and a place of rehabilitation and safety for about 55 women and children at any one time. Article by: Charmaine Slater, Senior Journalist, Bedfordview and Edenvale News Edenvale-based FSIB Fire Systems recently installed a fire detection system at Bethany Home for abused women and children in Bertrams. FSIB Fire Systems was approached by the Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon (RCKP) to help provide the system for the home. FSIB a...
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Successful Rotary Family Health Days

From 3rd to 5th October, the Rotary Clubs of Knights Pendragon teamed up with the Department of Health at Klopper Park Clinic to reach out to underprivileged communities in the greater Germiston area by facilitating their access to free health services. The aim of the Rotary Family Health Day project is to facilitate the provision of health-care services to under-served families, during which interventions healthy living and disease prevention is promoted. A primary focus of the proje...
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Rotary Family Health Days: 3-5 Oct 2017

Annually the Rotary clubs of South Africa team up with NGOs, businesses and government for Rotary Family Health Days. From 3rd to 5th October 2017, the Rotary clubs of Knights Pendragon and Bedfordview will be teaming up with the Provincial Department of Health to run Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD) at the Klopper Park Clinic, Germiston. During this event, the Global Handwashing Partnership project will be in action and promoting the regular washing of hands with soap as a preventative meas...
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Charity Feature – Cresset House

The Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon supports many charities, not necessarily chosen due to their proximity to our Edenvale/Bedfordview meeting place, but on the fit between the needs of the Charity with the club member's skills and resources that can be applied in making a positive contribution.   Cresset House, based in Glen Austin, Midrand, Gauteng, is a community which provides a 'home away from home' for adults living with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1961, both residential and ...
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Gift Ngwenya Honoured by Rotary

Gift Ngwenya, voted number one auctioneer in South Africa by his peers in 2017 was recently presented with a Paul Harris recognition award by the Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon, based in Edenvale.   Gift is a Director at auction house, Auction Nation.   Since 2012 the Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Table Bay, has run Wine Auctions in Johannesburg to raise funds for the replacement and refurbishment of essential equipment for the National Sea Rescue Institute ...
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Knights Pendragon Supports Casual Day

The Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon supports casual day on the 1st September each year with their donations going to Cresset House in Glen Austin, Midrand. The very worthy focus of Casual Day is to support the rights of persons with disabilities to education, housing, training, accessibility, employment... in other words, full inclusion in society. For 23 years "Casual Day" has been reserved as the first Friday in September and wearing a "Casual Day" sticker gives your the right to go to wor...
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NSRI donated a Survival Suite

Rotarian Ron Smith, kindly donated a marine survival suit to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) for use in training. An immersion suit, or survival suit (or more specifically an immersion survival suit) is a special type of waterproof dry suit that protects the wearer from hypothermia when immersed in cold water, typically after abandoning a sinking or capsized vessel - especially in the open ocean. The NSRI is the charity that saves lives on South African waters. Run by over 1 000 high...
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