ABN – Philips South Africa has partnered with the Rhiza Foundation to launch a mobile health clinic project.
The project will focus on delivering healthcare services to towns with little or no access to health facilities.
Diepsloot, Cosmo City and Orange Farm, in Northern Johannesburg have already been sent mobile health clinics.
Philips Healthcare general manager Jose Fernandes said: “In many African countries including South Africa, there is a chronic shortage of suitable equipment or necessary skills to facilitate safe delivery and appropriate newborn care, as well as dental care.
“By bringing healthcare directly to those most in need, shortens the waiting period and improves access which ultimately saves lives.
“Innovation as a means to improve people’s lives is at the heart of who we are at Philips and we increasingly seek engagement and co-creation opportunities with organisations like the Rhiza Foundation that can result in making a difference in the lives of South Africa citizens.”