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Investing In the Future & Drivers of Change Business Award: Unjani Clinic

Unjani Clinic, a division of Imperial Health Sciences provides affordable, high quality primary healthcare to people in rural and hard-to-access areas. Using reconverted shipping containers, the clinics serve as on-site dispensaries, nursing stations and medical advice centres. For a greatly subsidised fee, patients can get access to their medicines, nursing care and advice on how to manage their conditions. This helps relieve the pressure on the public health system. Poor health, disease and disability prevent low-income communities in South Africa from working full time, thus limiting their income. Healthier people can contribute towards economic activity and growth and escape the poverty trap. This in turn enhances their dignity and self-esteem, which affects the whole family.