Last year marked the seventh year that the Rotary Family Health Day (RFHD) programme has been in South Africa. It took place at over 120 sites across the country within the first week of October.
On the 1st and 2nd of October 2019 members of the Rotary Club of Bellville worked closely in partnership with the National Department of Health and Medical volunteers; bringing free healthcare services to the community of Wallacedene.
The community were very happy to see us and once again the eye testing proved to be popular. We conducted 256 tests and handed out 219 pairs of readers. There were a number of other services that were also well supported and needed by the community.
Some of these services included testing and referrals for HIV, diabetes, hypertension and blood pressure, cervical pap smears, immunisation against childhood diseases and hand washing.
Overall it was a successful two days and many people were able to receive much needed care, which they may otherwise not have received.