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Behind The Mask

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As a Pharmaceutical company, as citizens of South Africa, and people – mothers, fathers, daughters and sons, we have all witnessed the wave of devastation that this pandemic has swept across our nation.

None so more though, than our Pharmacists on the front-line, having to go about their work every day, staring this Pandemic in the face and bravely continuing their calling of care for South African consumers from all walks of life.

In light of this, and September being South African Pharmacy month, Ethicare’s Behind the Masks campaign brings to life real stories from our Pharmacists relating how COVID-19 has changed the way they work, the way they live and their valued insights regarding their commitment to caring during this time.

We hope you find these testimonials, inspiring, healing and informative.

David Mileham

The virus snuck up on us like a thief in the night. At the beginning of the year, we had heard about something happening in China, but we didn’t take too much notice. Then, early in March, after having watched the virus…

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Hannes Sauermann

I am a pharmacist working in the mining environment, in an institutional pharmacy, since 2011. The company that I work for has been rendering medical services to the mine and its stakeholders for many years.

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Aspen Pharmacare proudly invests in the education of our future healthcare workers, by partnering with the Umthumbo Youth Development fund.
These are a few stories by healthcare workers who have been positively impacted by the funding received through the Aspen Pharmacare sponsorships.

Nonhlanhla Nombuso Nkomo

‘My dad was married to two wives. He left us when we were little to go live with his second wife. I have 7 siblings (6 sisters & 1 brother). My mother had to raise us all by herself. She is illiterate and unemployed. In 2014 when I got to medical school, the only income we had…

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Nomthandaza Mbatha

‘I was born in Nkandla hospital in 1998, and I grew up in Nkandla at Chwezi village. I was raised by my grandmother with my other 2 cousins. My mother left when I was young and even though my father was there, he didn’t have much to do with me.

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Andile Ntuli

‘I come from Umhlabuyalingana from a family of six. Dad passed away in 2009, leaving my mother as the head and spear of the house. She earns R1800 a month. From this R1800, she has to support all my siblings. Three of us are still at school.

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