Another generous donation assists Unjani Clinic in making healthcare even more accessible
At Unjani Clinic, we recognise the unequal distribution of access to quality, affordable healthcare in our country. Many communities are simply unable to get the care they deserve, whether due to cost, wait times, travel costs or the lack of accessible healthcare in their area.
Our mission is to bring quality, affordable healthcare to those who need it most. The clinics in our network are strategically located at the point of need, ensuring that patients in the catchment area can benefit from efficient, affordable and high-quality care as and when they need it.
While our network is constantly expanding, we know that there are communities that need access to healthcare right now. To deliver the care these communities need, we rolled out our innovative Health Pod initiative in November 2021.
These mobile units are equipped with everything required to look after the basic healthcare needs of the communities they serve, travelling to areas that do not have access to adequate quality care. Through this initiative, our nurses are able to deliver crucial healthcare services at affordable prices to underserved communities that may otherwise not have access to the care they need.
Unjani Clinic Musina’s Health Pod is empowered with a generous donation
As they are packed with essential healthcare equipment and medication, the Health Pods require a fairly robust vehicle to tow them to the point of need – particularly seeing as some of the travel must be done on rural or badly maintained roads. This can prove to be a barrier of entry for clinics that cannot afford the investment.
After learning that Unjani Clinic Musina had a fully-equipped Health Pod, but no vehicle to tow it to the required locations, the South African Muslim Charitable Trust (SAMCT) generously donated a towing vehicle to Unjani Clinics NPC to fulfil this purpose. This is the second such donation from the SAMCT, who recently provided vehicles to transport the Unjani Clinic Empangeni and Mtubatuba Health Pods.
The SAMCT was founded in 2008 with the purpose of creating, marketing and distributing Shariah funds. Over the years, the organisation has supported many initiatives aimed at improving the lives of the vulnerable, deprived and disadvantaged, irrespective of race or religion, and continues to work towards the upliftment of all South Africans.
SAMCT representative Gaff Osman commented that “the SAMCT is proud and privileged to be associated with Unjani Clinic – an organisation so clearly dedicated to both the concept of taking healthcare to the people and in promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship and employment creation through its owner-operator nursing approach”.
This recent donation will enable us to empower Unjani Clinic Musina to expand its footprint, assisting even more people with the quality, affordable care they need. We are grateful to the organisation for their support in our efforts to expand access to high-quality healthcare in South Africa.