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Ubuntu Beds for Healthcare Workers

Ubuntu Beds is an initiative that aims to unite hospitality businesses that now stand empty, with our healthcare workers who are fighting the virus on the front lines. Visit ubuntubeds.org/healthcare for more information In the spirit of Ubuntu, hostels, hotels, BnBs and guest-houses which have been hit by travel bans and lock-down will be able [...]

2020-04-18T15:26:44+02:00April 18th, 2020|Vula|Comments Off on Ubuntu Beds for Healthcare Workers

Call for Doctors to volunteer – Covid19 Doctors on Call Programme

Request for Doctors to volunteer to participate in the COVID-19 Doctors on Call: Coronavirus Helpline - Supporting vulnerable communities The Covid-19 Doctors on Call oversight committee is appealing to all South African registered doctors to please consider voluntary participation in the Covid-19 Doctors on Call Program. It is easy to register and participate. What will [...]

2020-04-18T15:26:51+02:00April 18th, 2020|Vula|Comments Off on Call for Doctors to volunteer – Covid19 Doctors on Call Programme

Vula Mobile to support Gift of the Givers crowdfunding campaign to aid medical staff on the frontline of COVID-19

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gift of the Givers has issued a call to action to all South African citizens and companies to come together and support the medical staff and facilities on the frontline, who will be treating those affected by the virus.  A campaign to raise funds and support the doctors, [...]

2020-04-18T15:26:59+02:00March 18th, 2020|Vula|Comments Off on Vula Mobile to support Gift of the Givers crowdfunding campaign to aid medical staff on the frontline of COVID-19

Vula in 2017: growth, research and new specialities

A few of the highlights from the past year at Vula. Things have come a long way from our initial launch in July 2014. Double the users... The number of health workers registered on Vula more than doubled from 1,775 at the beginning of January 2017, to more than 3,600 a year later. In November [...]

2020-04-18T15:27:06+02:00January 30th, 2018|Vula|Comments Off on Vula in 2017: growth, research and new specialities

The speed of change: from years to minutes for a specialist opinion

2005: I was working a community service doctor at Madwaleni Hospital, in deep rural Eastern Cape. “Madwaleni is a 2-hour, good-weather drive from Umtata on patchy dirt roads. The Mbashe district is the birthplace of former President Nelson Mandela, who still maintains a home there, and of current president Thabo Mbeki, whose mother still lives [...]

2020-04-18T15:27:12+02:00July 21st, 2016|Vula|Comments Off on The speed of change: from years to minutes for a specialist opinion