Latest Activity


Rhino Healing - Seha

May 15, 2019 Animal Support
Gift of the Givers Team member, Liz Willson-Chandler is very active in Rhino healing. This rhino is Seha. Liz has successfully treated three rhino's thus far.

Gift of the Givers provides Iftaar food packs to fasting Muslims in the Malawi Police Service

May 14, 2019 Ramadaan 1440/2019
Gift of the Givers has extended its arm to 100 Muslim families in the Malawi Police Service with Ramadaan food packs. Every year, during the Holy Month of Ramadaan, Muslims in poor countries like Malawi scuffle for food…

Gift of the Givers drilled a borehole for a community in Mashonaland West

May 14, 2019 Ramadaan 1440/2019
Gift of the Givers drilled a borehole for a community in Mashonaland West, mostly an ageing community that would otherwise walk 7 to 10 km to fetch water. This is a totally isolated villiage and most certainly one in…

05/2019 - Sophia Smithwick

May 14, 2019 Wheelchairs
Gift of the Givers delivered a wheelchair to Sophia Smithwick from Merlewood after a request was made on her behalf by the ward councillor. Sophia got to enjoy the sun after a long time after being bound to her room due…


Projects - Primary Health Care Clinics

"If the people cannot get to health services then the health services must get to the people"

This was the philosophy behind the innovation of the world's first containerised primary health care unit by Gift of the Givers Foundation in 1994. Cost effective, all weather proof, low maintenance, easily transportable, rapidly deployed, aesthetically acceptable and conveniently accessible. This was the rationale behind this practically relevant innovation which led to efficient utilisation by rural masses in South Africa.

Deploying the prototype in PARTNERSHIP with the South African Government in May 1995, in Kwa Pata, Edendale, Pietermaritzburg (KwaZulu Natal), 20 such units were deployed in a 10 year period in various parts of South Africa, collectively averaging 500 000 patients per year. Services include minor ailments, immunisations, wound treatments, burn care, screening for hypertension and diabetes, pap smears, antenatal care, counselling services, specialist psychiatric care for the elderly, TB patient follow up and a range of primary care services.

Other units include Alexandra, Tembisa (3), Atteridgeville, Kagiso, Eikenhof, Koolfontein, Ratanda, Rietvallei, Tarlton, Zenzele and Badirile (Gauteng); Botshabelo (Free State); Emfundweni (KwaZulu Natal); Riemvasmaak, Holpan and Barkly West(2) (Northern Cape).

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