Celebrating a Health Partnership with Liberty Medical Scheme
The Health Foundation is proud to have facilitated another private sector partnership in support of the Wellness Mobiles for School Health of the Western Cape Government. We are enormously grateful to Liberty Medical Scheme for their corporate social investment, which not only contributes to the health and education of learners in rural and metro areas of the province, but also provides marketing exposure through the branding of one of the vehicles.
This partnership was celebrated on 11 February at Heideveld Primary School in Athlone, where excited Grade R and Grade 1 learners received health screenings and examinations on one of Wellness Mobiles.
Speaking about the collaboration and the project as a whole, MEC for Education Debbie Schafer called the partnership “Proactive, productive, constructive and life-changing”. She noted that early detection of health problems such as impaired vision and dental problems can significantly impact on learners’ educational experiences.
The Liberty Medical Scheme team’s passion for this service was clear throughout the development of this partnership. Also speaking at the event, LMS Board Member Dr Peter Hill remarked: “These screenings and subsequent referrals can make a significant difference to the school careers and lives of the learners”.
Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo praised the collaboration, demonstrating that by private and public sectors working “Better Together”, projects can have the longevity and reach needed to ensure a healthier society.
The Health Foundation believes that healthy children are a foundation for a healthy society and future economy. Supporting a service like this is of advantage to the whole of society, and all of our responsibility.
Three of the Wellness Mobiles are now branded by Dischem Foundation and Liberty Medical Scheme. We invite others to join us in supporting this initiative. Another two mobiles are available for branding, which is one of the ways that corporates can contribute. Speak to us today.