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 (right hand corner) with the Pharmacist (left hand

corner) and two Pharmacy's students 

Dean of Health Sciences Prof. Lungile Pepeta and

Danica Loock (NMU BPharm final year student)

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Contact information
Prof Ilse Truter
Director: School of Clinical Care & Medicinal Sciences
Tel: 041 504 2131