Showing posts from November, 2017

Men's Health Matters

On the 1st of November, our Service Centre showed their support for the cause, proudly adorning moustaches. Movember is an annual event where men grow moustaches to raise awareness for Men's Health Issues throughout the month of November.  Its aim is to increase early detection of cancer, diagnosis and effective treatments and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. ThembaCare Grabouw (TCG) works tirelessly to improve the health of men in their community. In order to understand more about TCG's impact and how they help men in Grabouw and surrounding communities, we sat down with Sister Thandi, the project manager at ThembaCare. Sister Thandi explained that around 75 men's lives are impacted by their home-based care services and in-patient unit, monthly at TCG. Between January 2017 and September 2017, 920 men received HIV testing and counselling as well as TB screening. This is hugely important especially in an area so impacted by both HIV/AIDS