Corporate Social Investment
"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.
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"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
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