International Nurses Day 2021

The 2021 International Nurses' Day seeks to highlight the ways nurses are innovating care and also explores what nursing may look like in the future. The theme of this year’s campaign is titled: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare. International Council of Nurses (ICN) president Annette Kennedy said: “The global Covid-19... Read more »

Bonginkosi’s Story – THINK’s 240th patient in the MSF clinical trial study

"When I told my wife that I was going to be hospitalized for a long time, she couldn't stop crying." Bonginkosi Emmanuel Mkhize is a 32-year-old refrigerator mechanic based in Durban, South Africa. He is the 240th patient to participate in the MSF study. The aim of this research: to find a new cure for resistant tuberculosis. Tuberculosis Durban... Read more »

Nurse Nokuphila Shoba

Hi my name is Nokuphila and I’m a RESEARCH NURSE…..💕 Working on cures and vaccines is my speciality. The most stressful part during the COVID-19 pandemic is being in a clinic and not knowing the COVID-19 status of your patients. We are coming in contact with patients every day who may not even know they… Read more »

Nurse Odette van Amsterdam

Did I Know as a young girl that I would be nurse …? the answer is a simple …. NO!!! When I was in primary school, I wanted to be teacher like my mom. In high school I considered being a dietician and physiotherapist. I went to get a change of spectacles in Grade 11… Read more »

From Dr Jocelyn Jansen Van Vuuren

To all the nurses I have had the pleasure to work with, and especially to the nurses I’ve worked with lately at THINK, I think your work does go mostly under appreciated. Today we should celebrate all of you, and more importantly you should celebrate yourselves and take pride in the work that you do…. Read more »

Nurse Velile Vilakazi

Working during the Covid pandemic taught me to always put my patients first before my own fears or concerns. As unsettling as it was, as nurses we learnt to be more encouraging, comforting and reassuring even in the toughest times. Covid may have taken more people than any other disease but it taught nurses how… Read more »

Nurse Sne Memela

Nursing is great for so many reasons but there is one reason that means more than any amount of money or a job security; that reason is nurses make a difference even during the time of COVID-19 by caring and educating communities on the disease and infection control measures to be taken to minimise the… Read more »

Nurse Siyabonga Myeza

“Indeed the Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped the role of nursing in healthcare system globally but more particular in Africa. During the pandemic nurses affirmed their position of being a backbone of the healthcare system. As nurses we became foot soldiers and lead from the front against an invisible enemy attacking our communities. Nursing will never… Read more »