Roche Renews its Support to the Phelophepa Healthcare Trains in South Africa Marking the 25th Anniversary

Roche Renews its Support to the Phelophepa Healthcare Trains in South Africa Marking the 25th AnniversaryRoche Renews its Support to the Phelophepa Healthcare Trains in South Africa Marking the 25th Anniversary

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  • In 1994, Roche and Transnet collaborated to establish Phelophepa as the world’s first healthcare facility train providing primary healthcare services including health screenings and medicines in South Africa
  •  The Phelophepa trains offer free, mobile, primary healthcare services to the rural areas of South Africa, initiated as three-coach train, the service was expanded to two trains with 19 coaches in 2012. The two trains (Phelophepa I & II) are equipped with diagnostic tools and offer diabetes and cancer screenings including 6 onboard clinics
  • Additionally, Phelophepa runs an extensive health education program for the local schools, HIV/AIDS and cancer awareness for the surrounding communities and primary healthcare training for student doctors, nurses & pharmacists

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