HEALTH CARE

Ndlovu Medical Centre is well equipped with trained professional staff from the reception to the consulting rooms. Since 1994 Ndlovu Medical Centre provides quality health care services to the community through a scale of medical programs: efficient, equitable and affordable. Many of the services are offered as a free of charge service and some services are delivered for a fee. The following services are offered at the Ndlovu Medical Centre:

Integrated Primary Health Care

A team of medical doctors, professional nurses, radiographer, audiologists, pharmacists and support staff is daily available to deliver primary health care services of high standards to members of the community.

HIV/AIDS

Since 2003, Dr Hugo Tempelman and his team have been treating HIV patients in the Ndlovu Medical Centre with combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). The cART suppresses the viral replication and reconstitutes the immune system which makes patients less susceptible to dangerous infections. cART increases life expectancy and significantly improve the quality and longevity of life to normal.

Tuberculosis

Ndlovu Medical Centre is a treatment partner in the fight against Tuberculosis from its inception in 1994. The Department of Health and Ndlovu Medical Centre have maintained a formal relationship for over 20 years whereby they supplied Ndlovu Medical Centre with drugs, lab tests and the possibility to treat Tuberculosis in the community.

Cervical Cancer Management

Cervical Cancer is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and is very well to manage if found early through screening programmes. South Africa is aware of the threat of HPV infection and has initiated a school-based immunisation program against HPV at the young age of 13 when the majority of girls are not yet sexually active.

Audiology Services

Since 2014, Ndlovu Wits Audiology (NWA) is an operational and research programme whereby the two partners Ndlovu Care Group and the Audiology Department of the Witwatersrand University collaborate. The Ndlovu Wits Audiology Programme provides comprehensive ear-and hearing care services. This includes not only the detection, monitoring and treatment of damage but also prevention through a regular community and school education & screening programme.

Ndlovu Community Dental Care Programme (NCDCP)

“Black is beautiful. But not in your mouth”. The Ndlovu Care Group provides dental care and has launched an education programme for dental health.

Pharmaceutical Services

Ndlovu Medical Centre has a full-fledged Institutional and Research Pharmacy with two Pharmacists in full employment. Their responsibilities are twofold: serve the Pharmaceutical services band also serve the clinical research which is happening at Ndlovu Care Group.

Radiography Department

Ndlovu Medical Centre has a Radiography Department with a well-qualified Radiographer full time at our service. We perform a wide variety of radiographic procedures.

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Integrated Primary Health Care

Access to primary health care services within a community is a service that should be available in every community. Ndlovu Medical Centre has a scale of services that will cover quality health care services for 90% of the medical problems that it sees on a daily basis. Besides the basic Primary Health Care Services Ndlovu Medical Centre also offers HIV/AIDS screening, treatment and care, Tuberculosis screening, Audiology services, Radiological services, Cervical Cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment, Primary Ophthalmology services and it has an Institutional Pharmacy in house. Ndlovu Medical Centre is much more than an ordinary clinic.

HIV / AIDS

Since 2003, Ndlovu Medical Centre has initiated over 12.000 HIV patients on cART with splendid long-term results. Ndlovu Care Group has copied and pasted this wonderful work overtime in five different clinical sites which are now all embedded in the District Health Services in three provinces. The Programme has saved thousands of lives and in total initiated more than 40.000 HIV patients on cART in deep rural South African communities. In 2018 Ndlovu Medical Centre had to hand over the programme to the Department of Health and had a 93% score on the last 90 of the UNAIDS initiated 90-90-90 programme. This shows the excellence of the programme.

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is often present in HIV patients who still have a compromised immune system. It is a well-known co-infection of HIV. All clients who visit Ndlovu Medical Centre are screened by means of a questionnaire for Tuberculosis and if the questionnaire shows clinical signs than further diagnostic work can be done in-house; sputum lab tests, Xray etc… For clinical management Ndlovu Medical Centre works hand-in-hand with the local clinics of the Department of Health and refers the patients for treatment near their homes.

Cervical Cancer Management

Ndlovu Medical Centre has initiated, in the early years of the HIV treatment program, a Cervical Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment program on-site at Ndlovu Medical Centre. The Medical Doctors are trained to perform colposcopies and manage the early lesions through laser surgical treatment.

Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ), is the most common way of removing cervical tissue for examination and treating (pre-)cancerous changes of the cervix (CIN 2 and CIN 3). The abnormal tissue is removed using a thin wire loop that is heated electrically. The tissue is then sent for pathology and if the edges of the excision are clean of cancerous cells and the excision is deep enough as well, the procedure is curative. The women are annually screened through a PAP Smear. This programme is very popular especially by females who are also infected with HIV.

Audiology Services

HIV/AIDS increases the risk of hearing loss and inhibit speech development. Babies of HIV-positive mothers are more likely to suffer from congenital hearing loss as a result of the virus infection or develop hearing impairment over time. These babies have an increased risk of middle ear infections, which can lead to sound transmission difficulties. The loss of hearing inevitably has far-reaching emotional, social, but also professional and therefore economic consequences. This is why surveillance in patients with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis is important. Hearing loss — a non-communicable disease — is regarded as the most common sensory deficiency in the human population. It is estimated that at least 41 million children under the age of 15 live with hearing loss in developing countries. This makes this disease a silent, overlooked epidemic in developing countries like South Africa.


Since 2014, Ndlovu Wits Audiology (NWA) provides comprehensive ear-and hearing care services. This includes not only the detection, monitoring and treatment of damage but also contraception through regular community education programmes. Hearing screening for newborns for early detection is offered at five clinics in the Elandsdoorn area. There are school examinations, ototoxicity tests, monitoring of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis patients at Ndlovu Care Group clinics and diagnostic tests. The Ndlovu Care Group sees the creation of awareness of the problem as the most important first step. A hearing-impaired child is often treated as mentally disturbed. Many signs of the disease can be easily treated at an early stage.

Ndlovu Community Dental Care Programme (NCDCP)

Preventative dentistry has traditionally received little attention in rural areas, it has no priority in a community struck by poverty. The Ndlovu Care Group has therefore launched an education programme that, in addition to dental care, is intended to rethink the way people think about dental health — especially young people. The motto: “Black is beautiful. But not in your mouth”. Trained dental assistants regularly visit schools, examine pupils in the first and second grades and make appointments with the dentist. The NDCP has a Mobile Dental Truck, fully equipped to provide full dental services at the schools or in the community.

Pharmaceutical Services

A pharmacy with all the essential drugs available to serve Ndlovu Medical Centre is an essential part of our service delivery. The pharmacy also has a research department as Ndlovu is participating in Clinical Trials for which medication, products in development or vaccinations need to be prepared and dispensed. A specialised service for which both our pharmacists are well qualified.

Radiography Department

The Digital Radiography Department provides a non-invasive test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. We perform a wide variety of radiographic procedures. Since the body is made up of various substances with differing densities, X-rays can be used to reveal the internal structure of the body on film by highlighting these differences using attenuation, or the absorption of X-ray photons by the denser substances (like calcium-rich bones). As the Medical Doctors at Ndlovu Medical Centre are all General Practitioners we can not expect them to be a specialist in every field. It is therefore that Ndlovu Care group has chosen for Digitalised X-rays. In case of doubt, the X-ray can be sent by email to specialist Radiologist who reviews the Xray and sends a return email with specialist advice. In this manner, we have specialist care in our rural clinical setup.

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