As with many other remote and rural areas, Zeerust community members are at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing basic healthcare. To address this, Zeerust Solar has partnered with the District Department of Health to help provide the community and local schools with access to healthcare services and medication via a mobile clinic.
Among the beneficiaries of this initiative, which commenced late 2021, were learners at Banabakae Primary School, in Lekubu Village. As part of the clinic’s health awareness programmes, learners received dental and vision screenings, as well as referrals.
“We are very happy with this initiative as some of our learners had been experiencing difficulties, which have now been picked up and addressed. The mobile health clinic makes it easy for the learners to receive assistance without going to the local clinic,” expressed Ms Maimane, teacher at Banabakae Primary in Lekubu Village.
The mobile health clinic, funded by Zeerust Solar, provides free and accessible healthcare services to local community members, which includes health education; administering of medication; as well as follow-ups and referrals.
“Following a survey in 2019, we identified the need to support access to healthcare for the Zeerust community. The survey found that 90% of the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality is rural and the majority of these villages do not have access to health facilities. This initiative is highly needed in this community and will make the difference,” said Tefo Molefe, Community Liaison Officer.
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