Faculty of Health Sciences pays Homage to Frontline Workers on #MandelaDay

Posted on July 18, 2020

Healthcare workers have been on the frontline daily taking action and tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The Faculty of Health Sciences paid homage to Nelson Mandela's legacy by sending food packages to frontline workers at Steve Biko Academic Hospital and Tshwane District Hospital in celebration of Mandela Day.

Healthcare workers have dedicated way more than 67minutes of their time towards helping and caring for patients said Prof Tiaan de Jager, Dean at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria. "We should all take a moment to remember Madiba and what he would've done in a time like this. In Madiba's words "A winner is a dreamer that never gives up." We salute you and thank you for being a life changer" he added.

Mandela Day is an annual international day that honours Nelson Mandela's legacy. Every year, on 18 July people are encouraged to give their time towards making a difference in the life of someone else for at least 67minutes. The essence of Mandela Day encourages everyone to take action, inspire change and make every day a Mandela Day.

Head of the COVID-19 response team and Adjunct Professor: Department Internal Medicine at the University of Pretoria, Prof Veronica Ueckermann thanked fellow healthcare workers for being part of the team. She added: "You are changing lives daily. You are the reason why over 650 people have been discharged, and I am so proud to have you on my team." 

To watch the video please click on this link: Faculty of Health Sciences celebrates Mandela Day 

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