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“I don’t know if this is right…but this is what I’m offering”: evaluating the real-world effectiveness of interventions for safer pregnancy in HIV discordant or HIV-positive concordant couples to reduce HIV transmission risks to partners and infants.
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Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre presented a poster on active case finding for TB at households of newly diagnosed TB cases by community-based health workers (CHW) compensated with incentives for positive tracing outcomes at the 2015 South African AIDS Conference.
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Would you like to apply to become a foster parent? Please click here for information and here for an application form
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Toys from ACT for little patients

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Many of the beneficiaries of the services provided by Witkoppen are unemployed and live in poverty without the most basic of necessities. Children are often the worst affected. As an entirely donor-funded organisation, we don’t have the funds to spoil our child-patients - all we can hope to achieve is to help with the basics of health & welfare. What a treat it was for these children to receive toys! We say "THANK YOU" to Alex and her colleagues from ACT Marketing &am...
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World AIDS Day

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The World AIDS Day ceremony, hosted by Witkoppen on December 1st, was a unique and powerful medium for patients and staff alike to come together and support one another in the struggle against HIV/AIDS.  Nearly 300 participants gathered in our courtyard with many displaying t-shirts adorned with the UNAIDS goal of ensuring that 90% of HIV-positive patients know their status, receive treatment, and achieve a viral load of less than 50 by the year 2020.
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Gifts for Little Patients

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A Christmas tree with gifts in one of the Ahead Hairdresser Group salons Thank you to The Ahead Hairdresser Group (Thee Hairdresser, Fourways Mall; Hair Network, Fourways Mall; and Hair on Cedar, Cedar Square) who are collecting gifts for the little patients at Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre with their “HELP MAKE A CHILD SMILE” campaign for Christmas!
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Deutsche Bank Foundation launch "Born to Be" campaign

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In line with Deutsche Bank’s global corporate citizenship strategy, the Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation (DBSAF) recently launched the Born to Beprogramme – concentrating most resources in early and high school education interventions,predominantly in poor urban communities, to ultimately combat the cycle of poverty and youth unemployment. They launched the Born to Be youth engagement programme to their employees at the beginning of October and have received some very positiv...
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67 pairs of warm feet courtesy of Fourways Mall

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Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre thanks Purple Plumm and Fourways Mall for the slippers which were donated and distributed to the “gogos” in the informal settlements.
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Trashion Show benefits WHWC beneficiaries

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Fourways Mall and Studio 05 School of Fashion hosted a Trashion Show, the proceeds of which are to be donated to Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre
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Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre was again privileged to be associated with such tireless, hardworking and philanthropic people as Terry Berchowitz, Shanni Goncalves and their colleagues from the Ahead Hairdresser Group (Thee Hairdresser, Fourways Mall, Hair Network, Fourways Mall and Hair on Cedar, Cedar Square). They are really good friends and ambassadors to WHWC, and their efforts are greatly appreciated, not only by the staff and management alike, but most especially by our beneficiaries...
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