●CAPE TOWN! VOLENTEERS NEEDED AT 3PM THIS AFTERNOON! 122 LOGMARKET STREET FOR TRAINING

28May08


Critical Importance – Site Assessment Surveys – Of: More Than 60 Holding Sites Across Greater CTN

We’re looking for anyone who can devote much of Thursday to this project–it will take a few hours to collect the data at the sites
1 HR TRAINING IS TODAY @ AT 3PM [Wednesday 28th May]
AT 122 LONGMARKET ST 4TH FLOOR

We need people with cars ,

PLS PASS ON!
[Just received this today [WED 28 13.00] it was sent yesterday i’ve changed tomorrows to to days]

From the Dean of Humanities UCT – 2008/05/28 10:28 AM
Please see below for a call for volunteers to assist with a second site assessment survey this Thursday. The training is today 28 May at 15h00 at 122 Longmarket St (between Adderley and St. Georges Mall) on the 4th Floor. These site assessment surveys are of critical importance in directing appropriate assistance to the more than 60 holding sites across the greater Cape Town area.

Dear Colleagues:
As some of you may know, on Sunday, working with UCT medical students through SHAWCO and a number of individual physicians, we conducted a rapid site health assessment survey of 33 different locations sheltering displaced persons around the Cape Town metropolitan area.
We shared our data with the city and the province and they have taken our questionnaire (developed by MSF) and database and are using these instruments for their own work. We’ve met with city and provincial health officials and are supporting their work to address the current crisis by continuing to collect reports on the now approximately 60 sites around the city as well as soliciting health professionals for volunteer deployment around the metro area through the health departments.
In order to get an independent assessment of the state of relief efforts and the state of the city’s and province’s responses, we’d like to conduct another site survey on Thursday 29 May. This will be done the same way as Sunday’s survey, with teams of two going out to the now 60+ sites, and reporting back to us within 3-4 hours, and with us compiling data by 18h00 on Thursday evening.
THUS, THIS AFTERNOON @3PM Wednesday 28 May at 15h00 at 122 Longmarket St (between Adderley and St. Georges Mall) on the 4th Floor, we’ll be conducting a training for those who would like to assist with Thursday survey. It will be a one-hour training to brief you on the survey methodology, the tasks we’re asking of the teams, as well as to allocate team assignments and instructions. We’re looking for anyone who can devote much of Thursday to this project–it will take a few hours to collect the data at the sites and then return to 122 Longmarket for data entry. We would hope teams would be at sites by 09h00 on Thursday and back to 122 Longmarket St by 15h00. While it is largely a health survey, it doesn’t necessarily require medical training at all, but it would be good for people to have some familiarity with health issues. We need people with cars, since the survey work requires driving from site to site in the morning.
If you are interested in assisting us, please show up TO DAY THIS afternoon Wednesday 28 at 15h00 at AIDS Law Project, 122 Longmarket Street, 4th Floor for the training.
Gregg Gonsalves
AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa – c/o AIDS Law Project
Westminster House, 4th Floor, 122 Longmarket Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Mobile: +27-78-456-3848 Landline: +27-21-422-1490 Email: Gregg.gonsalves@gmail.com …. Skype: gregggonsalves
Martin Hall – Deputy Vice Chancellor
http://www.hall.uct.ac.za +27(0)21-6504002 (phone) +27(0)21-6505099 (fax)



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