The Hands of Compassion Clinic, in partnership with the Department of Health, operates five days a week and provides primary health care. The Clinic is staffed by the Department of Health.  Approximately 500 patients are attended to daily.


In the early days of Hands of Compassion, it was out of sheer desperation that a “clinic” was started.  We use the word clinic reservedly because it was nothing more than a room with a first aid kit.  But people living in our area were at least 25 kilometers from the nearest government hospital, and our “clinic” was better than nothing.  At one stage a doctor, member of our congregation, who had graduated in Germany while in exile, offered his services one morning a week.  

With time the facilities have developed and now, in partnership with the Department of Health, we have a fully equipped primary health clinic which is staffed by qualified nurses and provides all the following free services to the residents of our area:


  • Child Health & EPI (Expanded Program on Immunization)  

  • Minor Ailments and Chronics 

  • Family Planning 

  • TB 

  • STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) 

  • Health Promotion 

  • HIV/Aids Counseling 

  • PMTC /VCT (Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission/Voluntary Counseling and Testing) 

  • ANC  

  • PNC 


As from the 1st April 2011 our Clinic began dispensing ARVs (anti-retrovirals).

It is so rewarding when needs are being met by different organizations pulling together to get the job done.


The Eyethu Yarona Clinic: in 2011 a new clinic was established at the Thabo Mbeki Settlement. It was built through a partnership between Hands of Compassion, The Department of Health, Mellon Housing Initiative (the donors) and the community. Today a full range of primary health services are being provided to hundreds of people daily.


The Ethafeni Clinic: in 2012 a new project began. The Ethafeni Clinic in Tembisa was identified as the neediest in the area. The existing facilities have been beautifully renovated, in order to provide new maternity and dental sections. 

Those who oppress  the poor insult their Maker,
but helping the poor honours him. (Proverbs 14:31)