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

Sight Restored!

Eyesight has been restored to three individuals who have been blind for several years.  Dr. Will Mapham, an ophthalmologist who has been friends of the community for years, conducted his third eye clinic this April as part of his ROOTS: Rural Ophthalmology Outreach Training Scheme.  Once again the Bulungula Incubator received generous help from the … READ MORE