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PHELOPHEPA MEANS “GOOD CLEAN HEALTH”– Archbishop Desmond Tutu – Keynote Address

For some people a train travelling through their neighbourhood is a nuisance….for other’s – it is salvation…!

The Phelophepa Health Train is an innovative and incredible mobile health delivery project that provides health services to numerous rural communities across South Africa. It is the only mobile health programme in the world. Started by Transnet in South Africa it has reached hundreds of thousands of South African women, men and children since it began in 1994. The train provides several health services, such as clinical diagnostic work, eye care, dental care, reproductive health care, pre and post natal care, paediatric services and general family health care. There is a strong interest in adding HIV/AIDS prevention education, treatment and care support. The train provides a number of HIV related services such as the HIV/AIDS literacy, counselling and peer education, and capacity building for local health care providers. With a fully equipped coach on the train, diagnostic and clinical services can be added to the support services. This fundraiser in Toronto, focused on building awareness of Canadians so that we can build support for the health train. We raised $300,000 Cdn.

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