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During their final year, selected students assist in the pharmacy of the Phelophepa Health Train, that takes much needed health care and education to rural areas within South Africa that don't have access to national health services. The train, a Transnet Foundation sponsored project, provides not only health care such as optometry, dentistry and basic medical care, but also facilitates health education talks to the communities. The train, that operates for 36 weeks a year, assists approximately 40 000 patients annually.

View of the outside of the Phelophepa Health Train Pharmacy

Outside view of Phelophepa Health Train Pharmacy at Botsrivier

Staff and students in the pharmacy

Prof Ilse Truter with the pharmacist and two students in the pharmacy

Contact information
Prof Ilse Truter
Professor in Pharmacy & Leader of DURU
Tel: 27 41 5042131