“Thank you for your efforts and all of the good work that your foundation does.” - Adrian Nasson, son of a hip replacement patient“This is an incredible cause that many people are completely unaware of.” - Donna Parekh, daughter of Avril Parekh, a beneficiary of The Joint Project 6 – 20 April 2018 “I would like to say a special thank you to you for Jeremy’s surgery. We are so grateful to have it done after all this time. I can’t believe it’s done! We appreciate how quickly it happened and the cost that we as retired dancers could afford. Bless you!” - Dominique Hodges, wife of Jeremy Hodges, a beneficiary of The Joint Project 5 – 23 March 2018 “Everything went so well.The hospital was great. The doctors, physios and all concerned were amazing.” - Jeremy Hodges, beneficiary of The Joint Project 5 – 23 March 2018 Thank you for everything you have done to assist me with regard to my recent hip operation. I was pleasantly surprised with the service and overall experience at Groote Schuur from the Doctor's and Nurses down to the cleanliness of the hospital.- Irene Shandling

Health Economy

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Health economics is used to promote health through the study of health care providers, hospitals and clinics, managed care and public health promotion activities. It is an applied field of study that allows for the systematic and rigorous examination of the problems faced in promoting health for all. By applying economic theories of consumer, producer and social choice, health economics aims to understand the behavior of individuals, health care providers, public and private organizations, and governments in decision-making. Health economics can also be used to evaluate how certain social problems, such as market failure and inequitable allocation of resources, can impact on the health of a community or population.

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May 3, 2018

Life-changing surgery at Groote Schuur

 Joint replacement patient Sharifa Adonis with Spear Health Foundation’s Hélène Rossouw. More patients in urgent need of joint replacement surgery stand to benefit from a life-changing […]
April 11, 2018


Joint surgery day at Groote Schuur Hospital Groote Schuur Hospital hosted The Joint Project; which assisted three patients who were in need of knee and hip […]
September 12, 2016

The Joint Project by Spear Health Foundation

THE JOINT PROJECT – Joining forces to address the state’s waiting lists for joint replacements – Four patients from Paarl Hospital in the Cape Winelands District […]
May 23, 2016

Joining forces to address waiting lists for joint replacements

On Wednesday, 25 May 2016 three patients from Groote Schuur Hospital, who have been waiting for a hip replacement for more than three years, were able to walk […]

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