Health & Medicine

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 15:11

The Sponsors of Brave campaign - eleventh nominee – Doctor John Michell from the Eastern Cape

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The Sponsors of Brave campaign - eleventh nominee – Doctor John Michell from the Eastern Cape

Meet Doctor John Michell who serves the communities in the rugged landscape near Mqanduli and Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape.  John is always willing to go above and beyond despite the risk and this is why the local community call him a hero and an angel.

While Michell pioneered blood donation at the Zithulele Hospital, this isn't why the local community calls him a hero and an angel.

In March 2019 protests in the area cut off the roads giving access to the nearby Nzulwini clinic. Knowing the clinic was in need of supplies, Michell did not hesitate to pack 25kgs of medication on his back and take on the tumultuous off-road trek to the clinic. He journeyed through the hills, valleys, and swam a river to help deliver the much-needed medication and antiretrovirals and to tend to the 120 or more patients depending on him that day.

Nominate the pharmacist or healthcare professional in your community making a real difference

Your nominee also stands a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend an international healthcare conference of their choosing all expenses paid. They will also have the chance to pay-it-forward and donate R25 000 to the registered charity of their choice.

PLUS you can stand a chance to win R5 000 just by nominating the person whose acts of kindness and bravery you think deserve recognition.

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