HIS EXCELLENCY AMBASSADOR TARIQ AL-ANSARI OF QATAR TO SOUTH AFRICA VISITED MAMELODI WEST CLINIC IN PRETORIA AND COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY’S HEALTH SYSTEM

15 June 2022

His Excellency Ambassador Tariq Al-Ansari visited Mamelodi West Clinic

in collaboration with Moses Mabhida Foundation. A Foundation that focuses on Gender based violence, Youth, the elderly, health and feeding scheme. The purpose of the visit was to conduct an oversight assessment of what is needed at the clinic  as part of support to improve and strengthen the clinics health system.

Mamelodi West Clinic was established in 1956 and is situated in a township of Mamelodi in the Capital City of Pretoria and has earned the respect of the community it serves, and forms the backbone of health services for the area, acting as a lead cluster facility for other smaller primary health centers.  Healthcare workers at the facility treat over 500 patients per day, and 9,249 patients per month and serve a full range of primary healthcare services for the community.

In his remarks during the oversight visit, His Excellency Ambassador Tariq Al-Ansari said Qatar is committed to supporting the community to strengthen its health systems and improve health outcomes, we want to see a healthy and productive community said Ambassador Al-Alnsari.

The Embassy will work with all the stakeholders to identify the list of equipment that is needed and Qatar Charity which offers a wide range of support and donations to the needy communities will purchase the equipment and donate to the clinic. Qatar Charity works in the fields of sustainable development, reducing poverty, and disaster relief and emergency response.


In commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Ambassador Tariq also visited the elderly community and the Youth at the far East of Mamelodi ( Show house , Extention 7 , Phase 3 Mamelodi East ) an informal human settlement where the population is too high and the community residing at Show house comes from the different nine Provinces to look for employmemt opportunities and the rate of GBV is extremely high.

Ambassador Al-Ansari addressed the elderly and the youth and assured  them of the Embassies support.

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