Published On: 27 June 2024

In the last quarter, THINK South Africa showcased their steadfast commitment to community health and empowerment through strategic partnerships and impactful interventions, paving the way for transformative changes in public health. These initiatives were part of a broader series of events held across the country.

Mpola Clinic TB Awareness Event: April 7

At Mpola Clinic in the eThekwini District, THINK hosted a TB awareness event focusing on research participation. Nearly 100 community members engaged with topics – including HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and youth-friendly health services.

Formation of TB Alliance NC009 Community Advisory Board: April 19

In Hillcrest, Durban, THINK established a Community Advisory Board to support the TB Alliance NC009 Study. Representatives from diverse community groups participated, promoting community involvement in THINK’s initiatives.

World TB Day in uMgungundlovu District: March 24
THINK participated in the Provincial World TB Day Event at Islahla Sportsground, advocating for TB awareness and early detection among South African youth through initiatives like the #ZikhalaKanjani Campaign.

Teenage Pregnancy Dialogue at Bodibeng Secondary School: May 17
THINK engaged with students at Bodibeng Secondary School in Kroonstad, providing TB screenings and supporting the Department of Health’s efforts
to address teenage pregnancies through community dialogue and health services.

Metsimaholo Local Area Outreach Campaign: May 28
In Sasolburg, THINK partnered with local stakeholders for a health outreach campaign at Zamdela taxi rank, offering TB screenings and fostering collaboration with community-based organisations.

TB Awareness Campaign in Sekhukhune, Limpopo: May 28-30
THINK conducted a comprehensive TB awareness campaign at Hlogotlou Clinic and engaged with the Mamokwale community at Mmakgatle Village, providing education, testing, and support services.

Mobile Clinic Brings Essential Health Services to Thaba-Nchu: May 30
THINK SA, in collaboration with the Department of Health and other partners, delivered crucial health services to the Mountain View informal settlements in Thaba-Nchu. Our team conducted TB screening and testing for the local men, women, and unemployed youth. This initiative was especially vital for the immigrant community, who often face significant barriers in accessing essential services like water, sanitation, and healthcare.

C-Care Cancer Workshop in Mangaung: June 3-5
Collaborating with Black Woman Arise Women’s Health Foundation,
THINK participated in a workshop focusing on cancer awareness.
We highlighted TB as a critical health issue, underscoring the
importance of collaborative efforts in community health.

Makhado Biaba TB Dialogue: June 11
In Biaba, Limpopo, THINK hosted a health event at Dzanani Community Hall, offering free TB screenings, digital chest X-rays, HIV testing, and health education. The event was supported by Makhado Municipality, aiming to improve community health outcomes.

Taxi Drivers TB Screening Event in Mangaung: June 17
At Majakathata Taxi Rank, THINK partnered with North Star Alliance Clinic to provide free TB screenings and HIV testing to taxi drivers and commuters, enhancing public health awareness and access to essential services.

These events underscore THINK South Africa’s multifaceted approach to improving community health and addressing local health challenges nationwide.