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CG Vincent Spera’s Last Visit to Masilo Clinic

25 April 2024

In a symbolic gesture marking the conclusion of his term, the US Consular General, Mr. Vincent Spera, recently conducted his final facility visit in the Free State Province. His destination was the Masilo Clinic, a beacon of hope and health in the heart of Masilonyana Subdistrict, Lejweleputswa district. This visit, supported by the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), brought together a distinguished senior management delegation from the province and district Departments of Health (DoH), US government officials, and Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs).

A highlight of the visit was a roundtable discussion, co-facilitated by Wits RHI and the District DoH, which delved deep into the activities, successes, and challenges surrounding the implementation of community-based care. The diverse stakeholders present included Occupational Therapy Leaders (OTL), Community Health Workers (CHWs), members of the clinic committee, and representatives from NPOs focusing on Key Populations (KP), Children/Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs), and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) initiatives.

Wits RHI, a pivotal player in this collaborative effort, received resoundingly positive feedback from Provincial, District, and CG Spera himself on the remarkable innovations and steadfast support provided to the district. The roundtable discussion not only showcased the progress made but also served as a platform for addressing ongoing challenges and strategizing for the future.

As CG Spera bids farewell to South Africa, Wits RHI seizes this moment to express profound gratitude for his unwavering support and commitment throughout his tenure. His dedication to fostering partnerships and advancing healthcare initiatives has left an indelible mark, inspiring continued collaboration and progress in the journey towards improved community-based care.

Wits RHI extends heartfelt thanks to CG Vincent Spera and wishes him success and fulfillment in all his future endeavors. His legacy of support will continue to resonate, guiding us as we navigate the path ahead with renewed vigor and determination.

Captured in the photos: CG Vincent Spera’s Farewell Visit: Recognizing Innovations in Community-Based Care at Masilo Clinic

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