Milestones

2000

  • •  First Wellness Centre established in Beaufort West (N1)

2001

  • •  Two Wellness Centres established in Harrismith (N3) and Beit Bridge Border Post, Musina (N1)

2002

  • •  Programme employs Tertius Wessels
  • •  Three Wellness Centres established in Ventersburg (N1), Tugela (N3) and Port Elizabeth (N2)
  • •  Imperial Logistics and UTI commence sponsorships of these centres

2003

  • •  Two Wellness Centres established in Hanover (N1) and Komatipoort (N4)
  • •  Road Freight Association, in conjunction with the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI), sponsors both centres
  • •  First Mobile Wellness Centre introduced into the programme, sponsored by Daimler Chrysler
  • •  Promulgation of Wellness Fund agreement between employers and employees with the road freight industry
  • •  Development of industry specific HIV/AIDS policy

2004

  • •  SIDA begins funding programme
  • •  Mooi River (N3) Wellness Centre established and sponsored by Imperial Logistics

2005

  • •  Themba Mthombeni joins the project
  • •  Establishment of Wellness Centre in Malawi on behalf of North Star Foundation
  • •  Two Wellness Centres established in Zeerust (N4) and East London (N2)

2006

  • •  Two Mobile Wellness Centres and a caravan introduced
  • •  National mobile VCT service introduced into industry – an industry first
  • •  Corridor Empowerment Project (CEP) established with industry approval
  • •  Wellness Centre established in Kokstad (N2), sponsored by TNT International

2007

  • •  Establishment of Wellness Centres in Swaziland and Zambia, on behalf of North Star Foundation

2008

  • •  Corridor Empowerment Project (CEP) receives funding from SIDA
  • •  Trucking Against Aids Programme is rebranded as Trucking Wellness
  • •  Marianhill (N3) Wellness Centre established and sponsored initially by CMR. Currently sponsored by Regent Insurance
  • •  Michelle Steyn joins programme as Project Administrator
  • •  Fourth Mobile Wellness Centre introduced
  • •  881 VCTs conducted
  • •  Attended World AIDS Conference in Mexico and presented programme through a show stand
  • •  Wellness Fund Treatment Programme officially launched

2009

  • •  Two Wellness Centres established in Mthatha (N2) and Colesburg (N1)
  • •  Fifth Mobile Wellness Centre introduced
  • •  National road show introducing Wellness Fund ART programme to industry with the NBCRFLI
  • •  Three members of CEP awarded scholarships by Foundation for Professional Development in HIV/AIDS management
  • •  EMPOWERDEX audited and accredited as B-BBEE provider – Project benefits 98% Previously Disadvantaged Individuals (PDI's)

2010

  • •  Two Wellness Centres established in Villiers (N3) and Epping (N1)
  • •  Took over the management of three Imperial on-site Wellness Centres (Gauteng)
  • •  Formalisation of partnership with Mercedes-Benz South Africa through SABCOHA for R3.5 million funding over three years. 
    Formally launched by the South African Minister of Transport, Sbu Ndebele
  • •  Additional funding received from SIDA for R22 million
  • •  Michelle Steyn achieved a Higher Certificate in Management from the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD)
  • •  Tertius Wessels achieved a Certificate in Advanced Healthcare Management from the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD)

2011

  • •  The CEP relocated offices to Super Group Park in Isando
  • •  The CEP purchased 10 additional vehicles to be converted into Mobile Wellness Centres. The ten new Mobile Wellness Centres were launched on 3 June 2011 at Mercedes-Benz South Africa in Zwartkop, Pretoria, and the Ambassador of Sweden was the guest of honour
  • •  An industry-specific HIV policy was re-developed and updated, finalised in April 2011
  • •  The Epping Roadside Wellness Centre was opened, as scheduled, on 11 May 2011 by the South African Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
  • •  The 22nd Roadside Wellness Centre in Roodekop, Germiston, was formally launched on Tuesday 29 November 2011
  • •  The CEP attended the 5th South African Aids Conference where it presented a poster communicating a summary of the Trucking Wellness programme as an abstract presentation
  • •  Falcorp Technologies implemented an electronic health management system on behalf of the CEP at the first six Wellness Centres as a pilot study
  • •  The CEP was represented at the 26th IUSTI Europe Conference on STIs & HIV/AIDS and the 10th BADV Congress in Riga, Latvia by the National Nursing Manager & Managing Director
  • •  A pilot project was launched which has enabled Trucking Wellness to provide CD4 counts to HIV+ industry personnel in six provinces

2012

  • •  Started helping other companies to manage and mitigate the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through a variety of governance, assessment, surveillance, planning and monitoring strategies
  • •  Improved current HIV/AIDS, STI and TB information and behaviour change education by providing each Roadside Wellness Centre with an A1 laminated training set
  • •  Implementation of the Wellness Committee
  • •  PIMA machines were provided to all 22 Roadside Wellness Centres
  • •  Established a Peer Education programme within commercial sex worker communities surrounding Wellness Centres, companies and at Wellness Centres themselves
  • •  Re-launch of the Port Elizabeth roadside wellness centre
  • •  HIV counselling and testing course was provided for Mobile Wellness Centre drivers
  • •  Participated in the International World AIDS conference in Washington DC
  • •  Participated in the National Department of Health key populations workshop at the Health Department in Pretoria
  • •  The CEP facilitated a Wellness Centre workshop for all clinical employees
  • •  The Swedish Minister of Finance and his entourage of 30 people, representing members of parliament, the foreign ministry to African counties and Sida, visited the Roodekop Wellness Centre in Johannesburg on Monday 29 October 2012
  • •  Participated in Nelson Mandela Day at the St Anthony’s education centre
  • •  Participated in the MBSA winter collection community outreach

2013

  • •  Trucking Wellness and its successes were showcased at the 6th SA AIDS Conference
  • •  TW employees attended the human trafficking workshop at the Good Shepherd Retreat Centre in Hartebeespoort Dam
  • •  TW nurses started attending the PALSA Plus TRAINING Workshop. This year the workshop was held from 29 to 30 January 2013 at Willow Park in Gauteng

2014

  • •  Implementation of Fleet Owner Workplace Wellness Programme with Mercedes Benz South Africa (MBSA)
  • •  MBSA included a module on wellness/health seeking behaviour/disease prevention/basic information into the driver-training programme facilitated at MBSA in Zwartkop, South Africa

2015

  • •  Clinics in Musina, Colesburg, Hanover and Epping were revamped
  • •  Corridor Empowerment Project formed a Public Private Partnership with SACTWU Worker Health Program to enhance Trucking Wellness’ infrastructure.  New M&E data collection tools were developed to report as per Government reporting and distributed to all Roadside Wellness Centre’s
  • •  Five Ford Rangers and two Mercedes Benz Vito’s were purchased for the project and customized with Trucking Wellness Branding
 
 

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