Good news from Ithemba Ward
Today one of our little patients was discharged by the doctors! After one year and four months spending in the hospital not only at the Ithemba Ward but also in ICU, having surgeries and various infections, she can now finally go back home to her family and her twin sister who she has not seen since her birth. We all are really happy for her and wish her and her family only the best for the future.
HOPE community workers visit Heart of Cape Town
HOPE Cape Town community health workers enjoyed a wonderful visit to the Heart of Cape Town museum. It was fascinating to hear the story of the world's first human heart transplant, and we felt proud that a team of South African health workers changed history that day! Many thanks to Christine and the Heart of Cape Town museum for hosting us.
E-learning with Hope Cape Town
Our community health workers are increasingly being exposed to the electronic age! Two groups of health care workers are studying the same material, one group using tablets and one using paper based methods. They will write tests at the end of each module and we will see how the groups compare.
A piece of African reality
For several years now, HOPE Cape Town works in close cooperation with the German AIDS Foundation. Therefore, it was a great pleasure to welcome Mrs Renate Siebenhaar, Member of the Board of Trustees of the German AIDS Foundation, together with other interested visitors on Monday, 25 March 2013.
Bavarian on a visit to South Africa
On 28 February 2013 the President of the Bavarian State Parliament, Mrs Barbara Stamm, and Vice-President, Mr Reinhold Bocklet, Mr Franz Maget, Mr Peter Meyer and Mr. Jörg Rohde and other members of the Presidium of the Bavarian State Parliament visited HOPE Cape Town.
On Monday, 25 February 2013, HOPE Cape Town hosted the visit of Kena Amoa along with Roland Stomenger , Jens Dietrich and Alexander Keukes. They were shown around the Ithemba Ward at Tygerberg Hospital. Afterwards they were taken to Blikkiesdorp and taken into the structure of one of the community members to see the conditions people live under. They also saw how crowded a community clinic can get at the Delft Community Health Centre.
Outreach to the Senior Citizens of the Brooklyn Milnerton
The senior citizens who form part of Catholicare collected some babyclothes and stuffed toys to be distributed in the HOPE Cape Town Communities. HOPE Cape Town used these to make up Christmas parcels for some of our patients. Charlene Felix, our HOPE Community Health Worker in Belhar (St Vincent Clinic) arranged for a musician to join them for their year opening church service.
Visit of Natasha Rheeders from Renault Tygerberg, 16 January
Natasha Rheeders from Renault Tygerberg visited us on the 16 January 2013. She reported being captivated by our work in the Ithemba Ward at Tygerberg Hospital, the HOPE Community Health Workers (HCHW)in the clinics and the different projects we are running at Blikkiesdorp, including a library(which belongs to Blikkies for HOPE) and our vegetable garden. We look forward to working with Natasha and her team at Renault Tygerberg to enhance the projects of HOPE Cape Town.