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The Gift of the Givers – always working during times of trouble – is now assisting the medical staff who are on the frontline of Covid-19 in South Africa.


South Africa (16 March 2020) – The Gift of The Givers are issuing a call to action for all South Africans. They would like to protect and support the medical staff that are working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

The hope is that by being united, we as a country can empower doctors, nurses and medical staff across South Africa. By contributing to Gift of the Givers, they can help with the supplies and equipment needed for medical personnel to carry out the vital work they are doing.

Gift of the Givers has launched a campaign on donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy. They hope to raise R2-million towards the cause.

“The aim of the campaign is to support high risk medical professionals in the front line dealing with infected patients and the patients themselves both through protective equipment, ventilators and other essential supplies in the quest to preserve life. Right now there is no emergency but preparing in advance to support overburdened government health facilities is a reasonable approach in the interests of all South Africans. Hence the funds raised will be allocated as mentioned, and if we can escape unscathed, then they will still be directed to upgrading emergency services.” Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – Founder of Gift of the Givers

Vula Mobile, a network of over 11 000 health professionals in South Africa, has come on board to help identify the areas in need of support so that funds can be directed where they are most needed.

“Our doctors, medical staff and especially our Intensive Care Units will be at the frontline in addressing the needs of those who do fall ill and in saving lives.

This campaign has been set up to support the doctors, nurses and medical staff that work in the ICU’s and high care units across medical facilities in South Africa. To help buy the equipment and supplies needed for them to do the vital work they do.

– Manual and automated Ventilation equipment
– Intubation equipment 
– Safety equipment for medical staff
– Medical supplies

We hope that with measures already being put in place that in South Africa Coronavirus will not become a pandemic.

Gift of The Givers is a member of the working group that monitors the needs of healthcare facilities across South Africa and funds donated through this campaign will be directed to those facilities with the most need.”

If you would like to assist Gift of the Givers, you can do so via BackaBuddy here. By supporting the campaign, donors qualify for a Section 18A tax certificate issued by The Gift of The Givers.

Source: BackaBuddy Supplied
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