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     Issue 1: 2008 25/06/08

    Inside Story 2 Inside Story 2 Inside Story 2 Inside Story 3 Inside Story 4 Our First electronic Inside Story In Corpore SANO 5 Inside Story 6 From the Editor SPECIAL POINTS Welcome to all our SAACHS OF INTEREST: members. This is our first

     electronic In Corpore Sano! We hope you will enjoy it and find it Important information more user-friendly. from our Chairperson, Limpopo province is working

     very hard in organizing our next SAACHS conference for 2009. Inspirational words For more details see below. from our president,

     SAACHS is definitely very active on other fronts and Antoinette has SAACHS 2009 much information to share with conference details, us. Please read carefully and respond.

     2007 HECOH NMMU is organizing the first Higher Education Conference for conference Occupational Health (HECOH). See below for more details.

     Regional news, Best wishes

     Linda

    Caffeine

     SAACHS

    South African Association of Campus Health Services

Frrom our National Chairperson of SAACHS

Dear Colleagues

    Good day from a very upside down Port Elizabeth. Today we have once again had all the seasons in one day and lots of students and staff have been getting ill as a result of this.

    I hope to be finding all the health services functioning optimally and all staff in good health. I trust that all of you have been in good health and good spirits.

Currently many exciting things are happening around SAACHS.

    1. A formal MOU has been drawn up between SAACHS, HEAIDS and FPD. This will ensure that all staff currently part of a campus health service and HIV unit at any of the HEI will be able to attend FPD courses free of charge.

    The information regarding the courses will be sent to me for distribution to all our members. I have sent out a formal e-mail to all requesting that you update your contact details so as to ensure that I do not omit any person. If you have not done that yet, kindly respond ASAP.

    2. A further requirement of our MOU is that if any person registers for one of the FPD courses they must copy me with the registration form as I need to keep monthly stats of all those persons attending. It is imperative that you book yourself on the course as I do not do that.

    3. All HODs of the various campus health services will be attending a meeting with HEAIDS in JHB on 17July. I trust to see you all there.

    I have attached the invitation letter for your noting and to complete and submit if you have not yet done so.

    4. All the institutions‘ contact details pertaining to HIV & AIDS activities were sent to the group called HIV 911. They will ensure that all institutions receive the correct and equal marketing of your services and that any person any place in the country will be able to contact you regarding your HIV activities and the services that you render.

    5. Finally HEAIDS has requested that we forward them our VCT stats for 2007. I trust all have done so. If not kindly read the attachment and send your stats in ASAP. Please ensure that you utilize the training and communication opportunities afforded us. It is all in the best interest of the students in S.A.

    Hope to hear from you all soon and Good Luck to the conference organising team!!!

Kind regards and blessings

    Antoinette Goosen

    National Chairperson SAACHS

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     INVITATION TO ATTEND HOD’S MEETING GAUTENG.

Reference 16/1

    Date: 12 June 2008

Head

    Campus Health Services

    Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Dear Ms Antoinette Goosen

Invitation to National HEAIDS/SAACHS Workshop 17 July 2008

    As you are well aware, Phase II of the Higher Education HIV/AIDS (HEAIDS) Programme is now in its full implementation phase.

    One of the key objectives of the Programme is to strengthen institutional HIV/AIDS services for staff and students at HEIs. Thus, in November 2007 HEAIDS awarded grants to institutions for a range of HIV/AIDS projects that support service delivery efforts, including the upgrading and refurbishment of campus health facilities, staffing, capacity building and the enhancement of HIV/AIDS prevention strategies.

    Other support includes:

    ; An MOU with the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) which facilitates

    access to sponsored HIV/AIDS related courses for clinical and other staff at HEIs

    at no cost except for transport and accommodation, if necessary.

    ; An MOU with HIV-911 which enables HEIs to access details of HIV/AIDS

    support/service organizations across the country for the referral of HIV infected

    and affected students and staff.

    HEAIDS and the SAACHS EXCO agreed in April 2008 to support the Programme. Thus, it was proposed that a national meeting of the HEADS of Campus Health Services should be held to explore further how HEAIDS can support and enhance the sustainability of campus HIV/AIDS related services.

Key issues for discussion will include:

    ; Service delivery

    ; Best practice

    ; Accreditation of CHS as Department of Health registered VCT and /or ARV sites

    ; Data collection

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Details of the meeting are as follows:

     thDate: July 17 2008

    Time: 10h00- 15h00

    Venue: Johannesburg (venue to be confirmed)

Please note that all costs for participation in the workshop by one institutional

    representative, will be borne by the HEAIDS Programme.

Please RSVP by completing the attached travel registration form and fax it to (012) 484-

    1148, or e-mail: heaidsa2@hesa.org.za for attention: HEAIDS admin before/on Thursday, 19 June 2008.

Your participation will be highly appreciated.

Kind regards

DR SHAIDAH ASMALL

    PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

Cc: HICC Chair

     Head: Student Services

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     REQUEST FOR VCT STATISTICS OF 2007.

Reference 16/1

    Date: 30 May 2008

    The Head - Campus Health

    Student Services

Dear Sir/Madam,

Request for VCT statistics for 2007

1. HEAIDS Phase II is now in an implementation phase.

    2. Grants have been allocated to most HEIs to assist with upgrading services to students

    and staff.

    3. A meeting between HEAIDS and the Exco of the South African Association of Campus

    Health Services (SAACHS) was held in April 2008 to discuss various issues and

    identify potential areas for co-operation.

    4. An area identified for immediate co-operation and action is information with regard to

    the uptake of VCT services on campus. This would allow for planning for sustainability

    and future support to be provided at institutional level.

    4.1. Thus, we require consolidated statistics for VCT services for 2007.

    4.2. You are herewith requested to complete the attached data collection form

    electronically for VCT services provided at your institution in 2007 and forward it

    to the following

    e-mail address: Zuzelle@hesa.org.za before/on Monday, 9 June 2008.

    5. Thank you for your co-operation in this very important matter. 6. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Managa Pillay/Zuzelle

    Pretorius on 012 484 1141/1145.

Kind regards

DR SHAIDAH ASMALL

    PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

Cc: Sr Antoinette Goosen: Chair SAACHS, HICC Chair

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     FORMAT OF STATS REQUIRED.

    HEAIDS VCT STATISTICS 2007

    Name of Institution:

    Month Male Female Total January February March April May June July August September October November December Total for 2007 Submitted by:

    Contact details:

    Name:

    Physical address:

    Postal address:

    Telephone: Fax:

Age group

    Race

    Staff or student

    Residential or day student

    Other, please list

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     Inspirational words by Marian Seabrook, our Honorable President.

Dear Colleagues

Running a health service on campus involves many things admin, consultations,

    meetings, and much more but common to everything we do, be it in our health services or our private lives, is that important ingredient called ATTITUDE. You know what I mean. Our approach to things, our outlook on matters, our way of thinking, our point of view, and lest we think this is just a mind thing, our way of behaving. Often, it‘s not the result of

    long debates and intricate strategizing that makes the difference, but rather the attitude with which we approach the challenges we face.

    A friend sent me this delightful story that illustrates what attitude is all about. Sorry guys, this is a girl-story, but the message is for us all.

    There was once a woman who woke up in the morning, looked in the mirror, and

    noticed that she had only 3 hairs on her head. ‗Well‘, she said, ‗I think I‘ll braid my

    hair today‘.

     So she did. And she had a wonderful day.

    The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and saw that she had only 2 hairs

    on her head. ‗H-m-m,‘ she said.

    I think I‘ll part my hair down the middle today‘.

     So she did. And she had a grand day.

    The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only one

    hair on her head. ‗Well‘, she said. Today I‘m going to wear my hair in a pony tail‘.

     So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

    The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that there wasn‘t a

    single hair on her head. ‗Yea!‘ she exclaimed. ‗I don‘t have to fix my hair today!‘

Attitude is everything. Be kinder than is necessary everyone you meet is fighting some

    kind of battle. Learn to live simply, love generously, care deeply and speak kindly. The path of life runs through many storms, but life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

    If you have an attitude, let it be a good one!

With warm greetings,

Marian

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SAACHS CONFERENCE NEWS…

     LIMPOPO 2009 SAACHS CONGRESS and

    thSAACHS 30 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

1. CONFIRMATION OF CONGRESS/CONFERENCE

     thth2. DATES: - The 2008 SAACHS Conference confirmed 06 09 January 2009.

3. THEME OF THE CONFERENCE:

    STRATEGIC RESPONSE TO THE MACRO- AND MICRO-ENVIRONMENT OF

    CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES.

    It was strongly felt that SAACHS needs to talk to itself about where it comes

    from and where it is going. The future of our campus health services given the

    changing environment should be clearly thought of. How campus health

    services need to reposition themselves and be competitive at institutional,

    provincial and national levels should be articulated, especially what are the

    organograms of different services, and how we can start to align our services if

    it is necessary to do so, etc.

    How does SAACHS compare with its international counterparts, etc. Finally, as thwe shall be celebrating the 30 Anniversary of the Association What is the

    association in 2009?

    This conference seeks to locate SAACHS.

    The presentations from different regions will form part of the build up to AGM

    on Day 3. Our priority is to review our strategic position as SAACHS.

4. PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

     Day 1: 06 January 2009

    Registration and Cocktail function

     Official Opening of the Congress

     Day 2: 07 January 2009

    Theme: Regional Presentations

    Regions will show case their institutional profiles and regional programmes,

    as a build up towards the AGM.

     Day 3: 08 January 2009

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    Theme: Research and latest Technology in campus health service

    delivery and AGM.

    A tour to a historical and a heritage site.

     Day 4: 09 January 2009

    THTheme: 30 ANNIVERSARY Celebrations

    Prizes for: -

    ; best regional research,

    ; regional poster, and

    ; regional paper presentations

    5. VENUE AND COSTS WILL BE CONFIRMED IN APRIL 2008.

    We received several concerns from members that we should consider the road

    transport distance and costs so that as many members as possible may attend.

    We are working hard to find the balance in a region that is in principle ―far‖.

    6. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO REGIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

     This is a management and administrative conference. Posters will have to have a

     creative and innovative leadership cum management flavour.

     Regions will have to do at least one academic activity like a research or a service

     project to present.

     We intend sending invitations to management of different institutions to enable as

     many as their staff members to attend this memorable event.

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     Students advice…

Rykie Venter from the University of Pretoria sends in the following that was received in

    their suggestion box:

    The mail doctor asked too many questions!!!

    Bye,

    Rykie

     FIRST YEAR ORIENTATION AND MARKETING STRATEGIES…

     THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS FROM DOROTHY, CPUT, CAPE TOWN CAMPUS

FIRST YEAR ORIENTATION AND MARKETING STRATEGIES TO EFFECTIVELY STINTRODUCING CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES TO 1 YEAR STUDENTS

    The Campus Health Services section identifies the students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology as its main customers/clients and is committed to using our knowledge and skills to co-ordinate effective and quality Health Care Services, and also to promote and enhance good health and well-being.

    The Cape Town Campus Clinic Services orientation program was marketed to all academic faculties in conjunction with the academic departments and other support services on all campuses. The orientation program was scheduled from 22 January 5 February 2008.

    Feedback reports from lecturers indicated that our orientation program was very interesting, relevant and informative for themselves and the students.

    in the second phase of our orientation program we targeted the Residences where we did 13 of 21 Residences. This phase coincided with Contraceptive and Condom Week as directed with the Health Calendar 2008.

    Our focus was on :

     1. Reproductive Health (contraceptive methods, condoms male/female,

     Top, Emergency contraception etc)

    2. Sensible Drinking (PAWC)

    3. TOP (MOSAIC) Training, Service and Healing Centre for women

    The co-operation from Residence Managers and House Committees in each Residence we visited was exceptional. Due to the popularity of the above programs, we were requested to do more often similar residence programs on other health related topics.

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