Dear Alumni / Donor
As the world wages a daily struggle against Covid-19 and the devastation it has left and continues to leave in its wake, the University of Pretoria has similarly developed and been engaged in numerous projects locally and outside to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on our academic project, the communities we serve and society in general.
In this regard, the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences is involved in close to 30 projects relating to the COVID-19 fight.
The disruption occasioned by the national lockdown has not spared the training programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences either and in fact, poses a threat to the faculty’s mission to qualify health professionals that will be essential in the fight against the pandemic next year and in the years to come.
This is the reality that has motivated the plan by the university to return clinical students to the training platform so they may complete their training in the current year. To achieve this, we must, however, ensure that the safety of the students is the first priority.
It is with the afore-going as background that the Faculty of Health Sciences has established the HSUP Cares Fund, a student solidarity fund created to support students with the tools and subsistence required to complete their training in the current year but also to provide future support for the same purpose.
Our students will begin their phased return to the training platform on Monday, 11th May 2020 and will require personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety on and off the clinical platform during training. This is a critical step in their process, as without it the students cannot resume their clinical training.
This is thus an appeal to you to consider contributing to the student solidarity fund to help them qualify in this academic year.
For details of how cash donations can be made or the nature of PPEs required, please see below:
Steps to donate
To make cash donations please follow the steps below:
- Account name: University of Pretoria·
- Account Number: 214 000 0038
- Bank: ABSA
- Branch: Hatfield
- Branch code: 632005
- Reference number: A1C521Nameofthespesificdonor
- Email proof of payment to [email protected]
To find out more on the various projects that the Faculty of Health Science’s is involved in please visit: https://bit.ly/2ysJ5Sa