Garmin® South Africa promotes a healthy way of living
With its focus on creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Garmin South Africa is proud to announce the launch of the Garmin Mobile Health Unit.
The Garmin Mobile Health Unit is customised with equipment needed for eye tests and dental check-ups. The truck can bring these vital primary health care services to people in communities and schools in under-serviced areas, helping to achieve the goal of accessible universal health care for all.
This month – Youth Month in South Africa – the unit was officially launched at an event at the Ebenezer Hannah Home in Walkerville, Johannesburg.
Garmin’s Johannesburg head office collaborated with Meals on Wheels as part of a Youth Month drive and the Garmin Mobile Health Truck visited the home which accommodates orphans and vulnerable children. A qualified dentist did free dental check-ups and taught the children about basic dental health, before lunch, provided by Meals on Wheels, was served and staff joined in for an afternoon play session with the children. Such collaborations will continue, with the next outreach planned with the Garmin Mobile Health Unit on 18 July for Nelson Mandela Day. More about Ebenezer Hannah Home: A non-profit organisation caring for underprivileged children and destitute elderly people in the south of Johannesburg. More about Meals on Wheels: A community services non-profit organisation with a vision for a hunger-free South Africa. From more than 200 kitchens countrywide it provides 2 million prepared cooked meals a month for distribution among the poor, vulnerable, disabled and elderly. To find out more or participate in the next outreach, contact Christine Devenish at Garmin Johannesburg.
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