2021 National Nutrition Week – It’s not just about food

2021 National Nutrition Week – It’s not just about food

Today marks the end of South Africa’s National Nutrition Week, an annual nutrition awareness campaign aimed at educating the public on healthy nutrition. Sadly, despite us commemorating National Nutrition week dutifully year in and year out, not enough has changed in...

A team united against stunting

A team united against stunting

Within seconds of walking into the room where the 14 members of the Bashise Ndlondlo Grow Great Champions (GGC) club are sitting, one can almost sense the spirit of togetherness in the air. All wearing their GGC T-shirts, their faces beam with pride as they explain...

Putting their community first

Putting their community first

The Reaphedisa Grow Great Champions CHW Club, which comprised Nicolene Mohale, Mavis Selotole and Elsinah Mohale achieved a feat that some would consider nearly impossible last year [2018]. The team was named Limpopo’s club of the year, despite it having only four...

Doing it for the children

Doing it for the children

When she started working at Seapole Clinic years ago, Nicolene Mohale had no idea that she would accomplish what she has so far. “I started volunteering as a DOTS [Directly Observed Treatment Short Course] supporter for five years. Our community’s clinic committee...

Knowledge, the key to success

Knowledge, the key to success

Rose Mpika, of the Siyakhulisa GGC team of CHWs, was elated when she found out that she was named Mpumalanga’s top performing CHW. “I was thrilled because it showed that the work I had been doing had at least received some recognition. That has given me the strength...

Grow Great releases 2021 Worcester Stunting Report

Grow Great releases 2021 Worcester Stunting Report

On 13 May 2021, Grow Great released the findings of a study conducted with Stellenbosch on the nutritional status of children under five in Worcester, Breede Valley (Western Cape). The study set out to respond to two objectives: to describe the prevalence of stunting...

Grow Great CoCare Maternal Support Study Webinar

Grow Great CoCare Maternal Support Study Webinar

On 18 March 2021, Grow Great and its partners from CoCare, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading, Embrace and Amandla.mobi held an interactive virtual conference on the findings of the CoCare Report. The report found that...

Grow Great releases CoCare Maternal Support Study

Grow Great releases CoCare Maternal Support Study

Grow Great released findings of a study conducted on the impact of COVID-19 on the nutrition and mental health of pregnant women in Cape Town on Thursday, 18 March 2021. The CoCare Maternal Support Study found that pregnant women living in disadvantaged communities in...