Our Clinic Staff

On Average, we see about 40 patients a day in our clinc at Zandspruit.

The Clinic

Patients can schedule appointments to limit their waiting time.

Educating Patients

Calsses are held daily to assist our patients in achieving healthier lifestyles.

Our Community Garden

Ladies within the community tend to our gardens. The produce is sold to local businesses.

Connecting Hearts

In October 2014, Project HOPE South Africa partnered with Eli Lilly and Company to bring a wonderful group of 10 volunteers to Zandspruit through the Connecting Hearts Abroad program. The volunteers brought both passion and expertise to projects in support of the work of the Lilly NCD partnership with Project HOPE in Zandspruit.  This was Project HOPE South Africa’s second year of involvement in the Connecting Hearts Abroad program and was the best yet!

Volunteer projects focused on nutrition and exercise for NCD patients, health promotion events in the community, training for community health workers, and initiating improvements to M&E systems for the NCD project.

Through the program this year, the Lilly volunteers successfully made a lasting impact on the NCD partnership in Zandspruit. We sincerely appreciate both the opportunity to participate as a Connecting Hearts Abroad program partner and the individual efforts of each of the outstanding volunteers.

World Diabetes Day Success

300  Zandspruit residents participated in our WDD event held on Saturday 15 November.  Treatment was initiated for 12 new patients with diabetes or hypertension.

Services provided to residents:
  • Screenings for Diabetes, Hypertension TB, HIV and cancers (Prostate, Breast & Cervical)
  • Eye exams
  • Dental Exams
  • Circumcision counselling and bookings
  • Enrollment in Project HOPE’s patients support and prevention programs

As well as:
  • Traditional dance performances
  • Group exercise sessions
  • Kids activities

Thank you to our partners who supported the event:
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Right to Care
  • City of Johannesburg
  • WITS Dental
  • University of Pretoria

And to our staff, especially WDD project manager Refilwe Maseko, who made the event a success!

Hot off the Press

The bi-annual HOPE Centre Newsletter is now available online -- read it here.  Always access the latest newsletter under the "About Us" tab here on our blog.

In This Issue

  • Partnering with government: Project HOPE trains community health workers in Itsoseng
  • Nutrition Program launched in Itsoseng & Zandspruit
  • Health education team making a big impact with patient self-care and prevention programs
  • Project HOPE South Africa hosts Eli Lilly Connecting Hearts volunteers

World Diabetes Day Almost Here

image courtesy of patienttalk.org

Join us as we celebrate World Diabetes Day on 15 November at the Emthonjeni Community Centre in Zandspruit from 9h00-15h00 for:
  • Free Health Checks
  • Circumcision Advice & Bookings
  • Foot & Eye Exams (for patients with diabetes)
  • Healthy Lifestyle Education
  • Cooking Classes
  • Exercise Classes
  • Community Gardening
We'll see you there!

Project HOPE South Africa attends PHASA Conference

PHASA (Public Health Association of South Africa) Conference Info

Conference Date: 03rd – 6th September 2013
Conference Theme: Towards a healthcare revolution - Dignity, rights and quality
Place: The Ranch, Polokwane

Project HOPE staff Lebo Molete and Melikhaya Soboyisi were among approximately 200 delegates from several countries who attended the 10th annual PHASA conference. Delegates represented academic institutions, government health departments, research organisations, non-profit organisations, consultants and independent health care providers.

Melikhaya presented a poster on the HOPE Centre model which attracted a lot of attention, questions and discussions during and after his poster presentation.


Project HOPE was the only NGO to present evidence based findings of a unique NCD intervention

The Project HOPE presentation won the best poster presentation accolade in its category (NCDs) and received a prize

Melikhaya received a nomination and votes to become the Treasurer in the JUPHASA executive committee for the next year