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City bridges delivery gap on World Health Day

Each clinic symbolises the city’s dedication to promoting equitable healthcare access for all.

In line with World Health Day, April 7, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) joins the City of Johannesburg’s (CoJ )Health Department in reaffirming its collective commitment to building healthier communities.

World Health Day aims to create awareness about healthcare and working conditions, and through training and support, aims to equip health practitioners better to provide improved health services.

The theme for this World Health Day is My health, my right. They chose the theme to champion the right of everyone everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination.

As the infrastructure arm of the CoJ, the JDA recognises the pivotal role access to quality healthcare plays in fostering sustainable growth and human flourishing.

Through the implementation of clinic infrastructure, on behalf of the Health Department, the JDA plays a crucial task in constructing modern clinics that serve as beacons of hope and healing for residents across the CoJ.

Each clinic implemented represents more than bricks and mortar; it symbolises the city’s dedication to promoting equitable healthcare access for all.

Siyabonga Genu, JDA’s executive manager (project implementation) said, “From the completed Bophelong, Florida, Claremont and Orchards clinics to the ongoing developments of Naledi, Protea and Turffontein clinics, the JDA’s implementation efforts aim to bridge the gap between communities and essential health services.

“As we commemorate World Health Day, let us remember that clinics play a significant role in development and have implications for overall better living standards of residents. These healthcare facilities contribute positively to a healthy workforce and drive local economic activity.”

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