Operation Hope

 

Operation Hope is a free medical outreach conducted by the DCC Hope Centre Clinic and Durban Christian Centre in partnership with the Department of Health and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of KZN

It was the brainchild of Pastor John Torrens, who realised that the church needed to do something about medical care in response to the suffering of the poor in the communities surrounding the church

The aim is to:

  • To empower the community in their general well-being and the early detection of chronic medical ailments in particular, HIV, TB, STI’s, hypertension, diabetes, as well as eye conditions
  • To promote early pregnancy identifications and referral to antenatal care
  • To provide free medical assessments and treatment for the community
  • To promote the HIV Counselling and Testing campaign in EThekwini
  • To provide other social assistance to the community through soup kitchens, food parcels and blankets, especially during winter

The organization has seen a growth in public training with applicants coming from all over the province. The five-year review on training revealed that DCC Hope Centre Clinic trained 40% of the EThekwini Department of Health lay counselors

A mentorship programme is provided for 122 lay counselors in 11 primary health care facilities to improve their competencies in providing quality HIV counseling and testing. In addition, the clinic has been contracted by EThekwini Municipality to train and mentor professional nurses in certain skills

During July each year a special Operation Hope outreach to the community is held at the Jesus Dome venue and at the DCC church in Phoenix. Free blood pressure, sugar, and HIV and eye tests are provided and other medical care is provided

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We would like to thank our sponsors