Archive for year: 2012

Dinner For Ruben – Diamond Ring Limited Raffle

One of the premier items on offer at next month’s Ubuntu Through Health Dinner for Ruben is a handmade yellow/pink gold, spinel and diamond ring. This ring has been independently valued at $9,880.00 (see certificate of valuation below). There are a limited number of tickets available for $100 each. With only 100 tickets on offer, you have a real chance of winning this amazing ring. Click here to secure your ticket

We would like to thank James St MarketFerry Rd Market and Gold River Jewellers for generously donating this item for raffle.

100% of your ticket cost will be directed to establishing a health clinic in the Ruben slum in Nairobi, Kenya.

The raffle will be drawn on Friday November 30 at the Ubuntu Through Health Dinner For Ruben.

You do not need to attend in order to win this item. However, tickets to the event can be secured here.

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The Khayelitsha Project Wins The AMSA Global Health Council’s Choice Award For 2012

Earlier this week UTH members Claire Morrow, Tim Beckman and David Hill traveled to Cairns for the Australian Medical Students Assocation Global Health Conference. The conference brought together hundreds of Australian medical students who share a passion for global health.

The academic program featured national and international experts on significant social, political and economic determinants of health. At the event, UTH was given an opportunity to showcase their Khayelitsha Project to the AMSA Global Health Council. It was a fantastic opportunity to present and discuss our project with likeminded individuals. We are extremely grateful to be awarded the 2012 AMSA Global Health Council Choice award for best student health club project.

Along with the award came a $500 prize which will be directed to the continual funding of the Khayelitsha Project. Thank you AMSA for a great conference.

Upcoming Fundraiser for The Ruben Project

On November 30th we are holding a fundraiser for The Ruben Project. The Ruben Project is a new health project based out of The Ruben Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The Ruben Centre is located in the Mukuru slum, an area with a population of over 600,000 people with many families living in corrugated iron shacks measuring 10 x 10 feet.

With its three core areas of education, health and community development, The Ruben Centre is attempting to reconcile some of the hardships that the residents of Mukuru face. The fundraiser will be held at Royal on the Park in Brisbane. Please take a moment to view the event flyer. The event is shaping up to be a fantastic night.

If you are interested in attending, please click here to purchase tickets.


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Ashoka Award For UTH NSI Product (E’PAP) Developer

The developer of the Ubuntu Through Health Nutritional Support Initiative food product (e’Pap), Basil Kransdorrf has received an Ashoka Social Entrepeneur Award. Please read the attached article and find out more about this exciting product and how it was developed. Congratulations to Basil on his fine work.

Click here to read the full article

Annual Review 2011

2011 saw the realisation of many goals for Ubuntu Through Health, with the development of a specific project to assist in addressing health inequalities for the people of Khayelitsha, South Africa.

Throughout the year Ubuntu Through Health received much needed support from many different avenues, including fantastic attendance and donations at the UTH launch luncheon held in Brisbane and the 2011 H4H Jazz Dinner Dance, which was held at Royal Pines. Both events were huge successes and helped to raise much needed funds to make our goals a reality.

In late 2011, the UTH team travelled to Khayelitsha to provide tangible support to the Zakhele health clinic. Some of this support was in the form of medical equipment including diagnostic tools, blood pressure measurement devices and digital thermometers, all of which were desperately required by the clinic. The staff at the Zakhele clinic are very thankful for the support that UTH has been able to provide.

During this visit, UTH also implemented a Nutritional Support Initiative (NSI) based out of Zakhele clinic. The NIS is a program providing a nutritionally enhanced meal to patients who attend the Zakhele clinic on a daily basis to receive treatment for HIV or TB. The NSI is based around key factors which we believe can enhance the efficacy of the current treatment regime and protocol.

Providing a daily meal to HIV / TB patients:

  • Provides an incentive for the patient to receive their medication
  • Addresses the common side effects of nausea, vomiting and hunger associated with the medication, which is often so severe that patients will refuse medication
  • Assists in improving the nutritional and general health status of the patients, which will result in better patient outcomes

The NSI is also provided throughout the local community, which integrates well with a strong push to make TB and HIV treatment community based.

The UTH NSI was very well received at all levels of involvement, including the local governmental offices at City of Cape Town, HIV/TB Care Association (a major health NGO in Cape Town), as well as the Zakhele clinic and the patients themselves.

The NSI will officially commence on February 1st, 2012, and service almost 150 patients each day. The pilot program will run for six months after which it will be revaluated.

The UTH team would like to thank everyone who has assisted us in making our goals a reality, and helped us to make a difference in the lives of those who are victims of health inequalities. Without your generous and ongoing support, UTH projects would not be possible.

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