Witkoppen Clinic fills a life-changing gap in Johannesburg’s far northern suburbs. The 1.4 million people living in nearby informal settlements have very limited access to primary healthcare services. There is no public hospital and very few medical clinics. The 8,000 patients Witkoppen sees each month is evidence of this.
But Witkoppen is not just a clinic. While it’s committed to increasing access to quality medical care, it has a multidisciplinary professional team of staff members who offer a unique, holistic approach to meet the medical, social and psychological needs of beneficiaries. Some of its services include a dedicated HIV/AIDS specialist unit, a mother and child unit, an emergency trauma unit and a dental unit. Services also cover mental health consultations and counselling.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the lives of everyone and like other organisations, Witkoppen has taken major financial strain. Due to a significant loss in critical donors, Witkoppen is currently facing about 50% retrenchments and will be closing some departments.
Making a donation is a way of reaching out a helping hand. Even a small donation will help us provide immediate medical assistance, supply food parcels, and assist families to rebuild their lives and communities.
Currently, we are developing an innovative fundraising campaign with the #SaveWitkoppen! Please share and promote the hashtag as widely as possible. Alternatively, you can show your support and buy a Witkoppen Clinic sticker for only R5!
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