The Vaseline Healing Project

South Africa

Training the nurses who heal the townships

A training programme funded and co-developed by the Vaseline® Healing Project has enabled township nurses to provide better care for entire communities.

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The Vaseline® Healing Project has operated a pioneering training programme in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Designed by leading South African and international experts in dermatology, this training course was the first of its kind - and a huge benefit to the nurses who serve local communities.

In South African townships, healthcare can be a tough job. With some of the highest HIV infection rates in the world - and with nine out of ten HIV patients experiencing skin diseases - our training course delivered against a powerful need for dermatological training among community nurses.

The Vaseline® Healing Project around the world

The Vaseline® Healing Project operates product donation programmes, training courses and medical missions around the world.

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See the Healing Project in action

Through the Vaseline® Healing Project we have helped heal the skin of

4,309,137 people

Our target is to help 5,000,000 people affected by poverty or emergencies by 2020.

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