LAUNCH OF 2016 HEALTH EVENTS

Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network together with the 1.6 Million Health Club South Africa and Akeso Specialised Psychiatric Clinics will launch a series of Health Events in Bonteheuwel, Cravenby Estate, Ravensmead, Nyanga, Philippi and Retreat communities of Cape Town during July and August 2016 on the theme of “Closing the Health Gap through Innovation and Inclusivity”.

The events to honour Youth Month in June, Mandela Day in July and Women’s Month in August are a continuation of the successful Women’s Health Seminars held in 2015.  Akeso, together with The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), will provide speakers.

Topics to be covered at the 2016 Health Events

Teen Suicide:   This accounts for more than nine percent of teen deaths, according to SADAG, and is on the rise in South Africa as youth are subjected to increasing pressures.

Substance Abuse:  The cause of multiple problems in communities.

Single Parenting:  The stresses for single parents and the elderly who are looking after their grandchildren when parents have passed on prematurely.

Disability and Skills Development:  The importance of economic freedom in counteracting ill health.

Mental Health and Disability:  Understanding mental problems and addressing stigma.

Planned events

  • 16 July 2016:  Seven educare centre principals attended a Health Seminar hosted by Akeso Kenilworth Clinic.
  • 20 August 2016: A Health Event in the Cravenby-Ravensmead area will focus on Mental Health, Disability and Substance Abuse.
  • 27 August 2016: A culminating Health Event in collaboration with the Bonteheuwel Walking Ladies will focus on Health and Human Rights.

For further information please contact:  Lillian Masebenza, Founding Director of Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network.  Cell phone:  082 465 4687.  Telephone:  021 531 8577.

 

 

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