Pfizer sponsors nine new Unjani Clinics, starting in Daggafontein
Residents of Daggafontein, Ekurhuleni, will no longer have to travel five kilometres – often on foot – to access their nearest clinic, after the recent opening of Unjani Clinic Daggafontein. This fully-equipped clinic is set to provide quality, affordable primary healthcare services to those who need it most, conveniently located at the point of need.
This is the first of nine new clinics that Unjani Clinics is able to establish thanks to an R11 million donation from Pfizer, pledged earlier this year. Pfizer has been a loyal supporter of the Unjani Clinic mission since 2016, funding 10 sonar machines and establishing a number of clinics throughout the country.
“Pfizer is committed to continuing its partnership with Unjani, through empowering women healthcare providers and delivering breakthroughs that change patients’ lives,” said Kevin Francis, Pfizer’s Cluster Lead: SSA and Country Manager: South Africa.
Sister Happiness, the Unjani Clinic Daggafontein Nurse, is excited to start making a difference in her community.
“My dream was to open such a centre,” said Sister Happiness. “God has guided me to this place. I will be able to help other people… it’s a dream come true. Pfizer is doing something special!”
Not only will this investment enable nurses to own and run their own clinics, while providing permanent employment opportunities – it has provided Unjani Clinics with the ability to rapidly expand our network, ensuring that we reach our goal of 600 clinics by 2030.
We are grateful to Pfizer to helping us improve access to quality, affordable primary healthcare for all South Africans by funding the expansion of our nationwide network of primary healthcare clinics.