Breathless at the peak of Africa

Posted on August 16, 2013

This way they also wanted to raise funds in aid of the NAEP. On 14 August 2012 at 07:15 they achieved this goal and conquered Uhuru Peak at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. At 5,895 metres above sea level this is the highest mountain in Tanzania and in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Well done!

Refiloe is a pediatrician at the University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital. She has a keen interest in asthma and was chairman of the NAEP in 2012.


Her sister Masamo is a life-long asthmatic. When speaking about her asthma Masamo says: "There’s a myth that asthmatic people can’t partake in sports or physical activities. As an asthmatic, I have always been active, I have done over 50 half marathons, hikes, gym and daily jogs. Asthma has never been a deterrent to my lifestyle; it just needs to be managed. I don't allow it to dictate my lifestyle".

Support Refiloe and Masamo in their attempt to take asthma to the highest peak in Africa.

To obtain more information on asthma read the articles on NAEP's website 

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