Is it not strange that time flies when it comes near to the Christmas Season?
Staff parties/lunches all the preparations make one yearn for the end of year break. The staff at Medimark will be having their annual lunch at a yet decided venue.
Wherever it is I know all of us are looking forward for some fun and games. It is also the time of the year we have to nominate a charity to do our social responsibility duties for the year.
We will try to restrict our search to the Maitland area as a key value of the company is to invest in the immediate community that hosts the company.
I know that the homeless vagrants’ issue has been identified by the Maitland City Improvement District as a top priority. I will approach the committee with a view to offer any goods or services that they may require. We have had a lukewarm response to our Prevent incontinence campaign- partly due to the depressed economic climate but more that our sales team has to narrow their focus to the gynecologists.
Some old age homes have started showing some interest in our adult diapers. Our adult diapers are unique in their design and cost a fraction of the existing products on the market.
As the year winds down we have to reflect on the gains made in 2010 and develop plans for the upcoming 2011 year.
We recently found an interesting article from www.avert.org, on male circumcision that we would like to share with you.
“Scientific trials have shown that male circumcision can reduce, by up to 60 percent, a man’s risk of becoming infected with HIV during heterosexual intercourse. As a result in 2007 UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended circumcision as an important new element of HIV prevention. Since then demand for circumcision has been increasing, and in Zimbabwe 700 men requested to be circumcised within just two weeks of the government starting the roll out of male circumcision services for HIV prevention. Male circumcision can be carried out at any stage; during infancy, childhood, adolescence or adulthood.
Billboard promoting male circumcision in Swaziland
Mathematical models have predicted that one new HIV infection could be averted for every 5 to 15 men who are newly circumcised.4 It has also been suggested that six million new HIV infections and three million deaths could be prevented in twenty years if all men in sub-Saharan Africa became circumcised.”
We are currently running a special for the month of Dec:
Advanced Male Circumcision kit – price ex vat R198.00
Home Base Care Kit – price ex vat R1012.50
2nd hand ambulance and 2nd hand medical equipment available
Please either phone or e mail for a quote.
Contact Vanessa – Harare/Zambia and Namibia
Contact Huguette – DRC, Congo, Brazziville, Mali, Cameron Cote Divoire, Senegal
Contact Maggy – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Benin & Sudan
More about our plans in the January newsletter.
This will be our last newsletter for 2010 – I want to take this opportunity on behalf of my staff and I – to wish you a merry Xmas and a happy new year.
Director: Shakeel Sayed