Doctor John Michell serves the communities in the rugged landscape near Mqanduli and Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape.
While Michell pioneered blood donation at the Zithulele Hospital, this isn't why the local community calls him a hero and an angel.
In March 2019 protests in the area cut off the roads giving access to the nearby Nzulwini clinic. Knowing the clinic needed supplies, Michell did not hesitate to pack 25kgs of medication on his back and take on the tumultuous off-road trek to the clinic. He journeyed through the hills, valleys, and swam a river to help deliver the much-needed medication and antiretrovirals and to tend to the 120 or more patients depending on him that day.
The registered NPO Dr John Michell is nominating is:
"Masiphakameni programme under Jabulani Rural Health Foundation" .
Thank you for nominating the pharmacists and healthcare professionals in your communities making a real difference and impact. We were honoured to feature and share 12 of these nominees incredible stories.
Nominations and votes are now closed. Winners will be announced on 6 July 2020 right here on Sponsors of Brave.
These winners will walk away with an all-expenses-paid trip to an overseas medical conference of their choice, as well as the opportunity to pay-it-forward by donating R25 000 to a registered NPO charity of their choice.