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Annah, 29, and her beautiful baby boy, Sandile (not their real names) have been with the Witkoppen FRESH Start postnatal program for 6 months. Annah says: "Thanks to the antenatal clinic, the postnatal clinic and A FRESH Start, Sandile continues to be HIV-free and I have been able to cope with my stress and financial issues. If I was at another clinic, I don’t think my life would be okay”.
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The most precious Gift of all - A FRESH Start

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At Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre we run an expanded post-natal program, A FRESH Start - "A Future Realized through Education, Support and Healthcare", funded by Gift of Hope. This is a story about a mother and her healthy baby girl, who got a FRESH START.
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Video: A FRESH START - A Future Realized through Education, Support and Healthcare for women & children, is a program from The Gift of Hope for women and children in need in the communities of Johannesburg. A FRESH Start provides a comprehensive postnatal program, including HIV care and treatment, at Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre. We thank our donors whose commitment allows us to truly make a difference in people's lives.
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Dr Jean Bassett, Executive Director of Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre, recently attended Organizational Wellness Training sponsored by Discovery. Dr Bassett said: “I learned that Witkoppen does so much in terms of organizational wellness, but that it is not packaged correctly. So we will focus on rebranding employee wellness”. Witkoppen is very grateful for the partnership we have with Discovery, which benefits Witkoppen and our beneficiaries in so many ways. We specifically thank ...
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Our patients say thank you to Dikeledi Mahlowa

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Dikeledi Mahlowa shows dedication in her services to the patients at Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre - two patients went out of their way to say thank you to her this week
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Ahead Hair in Fourways Mall collects presents for Witkoppen Clinic kids
Ahead Hair Group (Thee Hairdresser, Fourways Mall; Hair Network, Fourways Mall and Hair on Cedar, Cedar Square) are again collecting presents for the children who are provided with medical and social services at Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre this year. They will be given out at a party at Witkoppen Clininc on Saturday 5th December.
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Witkoppen says good-bye and good luck to 10 Volunteer/Stipend trainees
We said good-bye and good luck to 10 Volunteer/Stipend trainees at a small “graduation” function on 27th November. Each trainee thanked Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre and National Lottery for the amazing opportunity they had been given, emphasising how much they has learnt and how the confidence they had gained will change their lives. We wish them all the best!
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Although Witkoppen Clinic is not 24-hour service facility and does not provide baby delivery services, sometimes babies come faster than expected and are born at the clinic. We do what we can to help, but always send the mom and baby to hospital as soon as it safe to do so. One such occasion was on Monday 9th November, when a baby was born outside the clinic.
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Witkoppen and Rotary run a Family Health Day in Diepsloot
In October, Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre partnered with Rotary to run the Family Health Day, for the third year in a row, for an outreach in the Diepsloot community to provide screening for communicable and non-communicable chronic diseases (including HIV, TB and diabetes) and health promotion and education. Everybody was health promotion talks and encouraged to make use of the medical facilities available to them. There was a very lively atmosphere and the days were well attended.
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Many residents of Msawawa have lost everything they have ever owned in the fire on Wednesday. We appeal to you to kindly donate anything you can - all donations can be dropped off at the Witkoppen Clinic.
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