Operation Healing Hands NPC 2016/180180/08 

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"A well thought through, comprehensive, innovative and creative CSI programme can become a competitive differentiator for a company. A good CSI programme is no longer a nice-to-have, but rather a critical component of business success." ~https://nextgeneration.co.za/ 

In 2016 a group of registered surgeons in the private sector decided to launch a Mandela day initiative to honour the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela, by operating on patients desperately awaiting surgery. The hope was that this small gesture would change the lives of a few people who primarily depend on the heavy burdened South African state hospitals for relief of pain and disability.

Since 2016, this initial one-week charity drive has expanded into a full-blown Non-Profit Company. In the past 6 years, 570 underprivileged patients have been given the opportunity to experience a new, fully functioning life by receiving life-changing surgery. By doing this, we empower them to be absorbed back into the working market as contributors to our country’s economy.

The procedures we perform are from various disciplines and includes, but is not limited, to orthopaedics, arthroplasty, general surgery, urology, gynaecology, ENT and plastic surgery for skin cancer excisions. During 2020 we were forced to adapt due to minimal funding and our primary health care projects were born. Since 2020 our women’s health clinics helped 256 women with Pap smears, contraception, and cancer treatment and during our eyecare days we screened 166 patients and dispensed 111 pairs of glasses.

Operation Healing Hands - OHH

Empowerment through life-changing surgeries

READY TO DONATE TO OUR CAUSE? HERE IS WHY OHH WOULD BE A PERFECT MATCH FOR YOU


  1. We really care about making a difference in our country.
  2. All doctors and patients are South African citizens, making us a proudly South African organisation.
  3. All OHH patients go through an ethical-, financial- and medical screening to ensure that everyone is treated equally.
  4. For BEE purposes, OHH can ring-fence donations making us qualifiable for your SED donations as at least 75% of your donation will benefit 100% black patients.
  5. We can customise our beneficiaries according to your preferences.
  6. OHH is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) and you will be issued with a Section 18A tax certificate after you have donated. 
  7. OHH is POPIA and PAIA compliant.
  8. OHH is audited regularly by external auditors and accounts are freely available to any of our funders, at any given time.
  9. Medico-legal coverage by MacRobert Attorneys. 
  10. We provide funders with both an Annual OHH- and Personal Report indicating whom benefitted from your donation.

"I have the highest admiration for the initiative of the group of young professionals who have founded Operation Healing Hands. All of them are experts in their own fields of medicine, and they are devoting their time and expertise to help fellow South Africans in dire need. In a situation where public services are stretched to the limits, the efforts of these professionals to treat patients at no cost are remarkable. They are indeed rising to the challenge of Nelson Mandela to put reconciliation and nation-building into practice." ~ Professor Piet Meiring  Emeritus Professor of Theology, University of Pretoria & Member of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr Helené Basson

Chief Executive Officer

Prof Theo le Roux

Chairman

Dr Debbie Smit

Medical Ethics Director

Tienie van den Berg

Chief Financial Officer

Adriënne Verloop

Marketing Director

Catrien Stander

Non-Executive

Dianne Broodryk

Non-Executive

STATISTICS

PROJECT GROWTH

INCLUDING PRIMARY CARE (NUMBER OF PATIENTS PER YEAR)

2016

22

2017

30

2018

114

2019

176

2020

279

2021

389

2022

166

All time

LIVE COUNTER

Surgeries performed

682

Patients helped (Primary Care included)

1176

SHARE OF SPEND (since inception)

Urology

0 %

General Surgery

0 %

Spinal

0 %

Plastics

0 %

ENT

0 %

Orthopaedics

0 %

Ophthalmology

0 %

Maxillio Facial

0 %

Gynaecology

0 %

Cardiothoracic

0 %

Neuro-Surgery

0 %

Prosthetics

0 %

Arthroplasty

0 %

Dental

0 %


CONTACT US

Phone: 012 943 5800 / +27 82 562 6008

Phone: +27 79 632 9852

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