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 project is on addressing Africa’s most pressing health challenges, including the immunizing of children against polio, measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
Also promoted during the health days is the regular washing of hands with soap as a preventative measure against disease.
During the 3 day project, Rotarians assisted the Department of Health by promoting the free health services, directing and coordinating the many people who arrive or are transported to the venue. Some 350 patients took advantage of the primary health care facilities provided by the project.