Watch as Abdullah Khan's community showers him with gratitude. Mr. Khan is a pharmacist at Athlone Pharmacy with 27 years of experience who dedicates his days to serving the community like a true hero
Abdullah Khan is a pharmacist who spends his days giving back to the Athlone community through Athlone Pharmacy. Abdullah has served the community of Athlone for 27 years, where he is considered a vessel of hope and provision - thanks to his extensive outreach work and evergreen compassion.
About ten years ago, Abdullah saw a growing need in the community for a diabetic support group as more and more patients came in for assistance with diabetes. This demand saw him initiate the support group Diabetic 101. Founded through volunteers, the group has significantly grown in the community. They host regular meetings aimed to educate, empower and ensure patients are able to control their diabetes and find support. The group invites specialists in the field to give talks, address the members, and share advice.
Abdullah and the pharmacy also have a passion for supporting the youth in the area by assisting with school sports initiatives as well as other outreach initiatives at local schools. He extends his generosity by assisting with the funding of uniforms for students in need and providing schools with first aid kits and much-needed stationery supplies. During the height of the pandemic, Abdullah and Athlone Pharmacy ensured that the nearby schools all had the correct on-site thermal thermometers and equipment to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Abdullah's heart also lies in helping two children's homes in his community – the Christine Revell Children’s Home and Leliebloem House. He supports both of these homes with medical supplies and first aid kits as well as food and other essential donations regularly. He also goes further with his help by supporting the local home for the aged, Beit-ul-Aman, with adult incontinence supplies and more.
It is because of Abdullah’s continued compassion and drive to serving the community of Athlone, that the community and their collaborative NGO’s and NPO’s have joined forces to thank him and show him how much his good works are appreciated. Watch the video below to hear the community’s messages of support:
The registered NPOs Abdullah and Athlone Pharmacy have nominated are: Bokmakierie Primary School and Blossom Street Primary School
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With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic significant changes to our daily living have been experienced which has resulted in the dampening of the spirit of many South African residents. In light of this, and to work towards restoring belief and hope, it is Adcock Ingram OTC’s ambition to encourage our frontline HealthCare Professionals (HCPs) of South Africa, to continue to make a difference in the world and to recognise many of these individuals for their selfless sacrifice during the surge of the coronavirus infection. The HCP fraternity including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, and other allied specialities. This campaign will allow pharmacy healthcare professionals to nominate themselves or be nominated by peers and other South African residents for a life-changing opportunity under the banner of bravery. Eight of these nominees will have the chance to share their story in a featured video and be treated to a ‘gratitude shower’ by members of their community and two lucky winners will get to pursue their ‘passion project’ through the campaign. This campaign is not just about these fearless pharmacists, but a call to action to all South African residents to recognise, celebrate and begin “THANKING THE BRAVE” HCPs in our society by nominating them for this worthy prize.
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