July Health Day

The BI’s monthly Health Day for July was held in Tshezi.  The event was slightly less formal as we did not have access to a tent because it was needed for a local funeral.  Instead, Khuselo and Sam facilitated discussions outside as people waited to be tested for HIV.  The attendees listened and learned as … READ MORE

Chatting about Diabetes and Arthritis

Our good friend Emily, an Occupational Therapist from Madweleni Hospital, paid us a visit to share information on antenatal/postnatal development and diabetes to our caregivers.   Since our caregivers are currently away at training in Mthatha, Emily spoke with a few members of the community about their health concerns.  Top on the list:  arthritis and diabetes. … READ MORE

Caregivers in Training

The BI Community Caregivers are hard at work training at the Zingisa Rehabilitation Centre in Mthatha.  The facility cares for a variety of patients including the elderly, mentally ill, stroke victims, burn victims, patients with severe wounds, people with epilepsy, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Nomzingisi and the 8 caregivers arrived at the end of … READ MORE

HIV/AIDS Training for Community Care Workers

The Bulungula Incubator’s Community Care Workers participated in ten days of HIV/AIDS training hosted by Community Media Trust.  Topics included human anatomy, virology, prevention, ARV’s, HIV counseling and testing (HCT), TB & HIV, STI’s, and others.  Much time was spent discussing prevention techniques with each caregiver having to explain proper condom use. The group also … READ MORE