THE PHELOPHEPA TRAIN OF HOPE

Two unique trains that operate as mobile healthcare hospitals, bringing much needed medical and educational services to impoverished rural areas of South Africa. With over 40 permanent staff and numerous volunteers, the train is more than a mobile hospital, it provides out-reach and educational programs and has thus far reached 23.5 million people since it rolled out in 1994, which makes it the worlds biggest mobile clinic.

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Phelophepa mission

The Phelophepa mission is to bring health and hope to South Africa's rural areas...read more

The Mission

In a country where the ratio of patients to doctors is 5000 to 1, the mission of the train is of utmost importance to the people it serves

Onboard Clinics

The two trains have several on-boards clinics, each with their own specialty...read more

The types of clinics

Each train has 6 clinics - The eye-care, the health, the psychology, the dental, the educational and the pharmacy clinic...

The APFT

American Friends of the Phelophepa Train (AFPT) is a US based 501c3 charity...read more

The Mission of AFPT

The mission of the American Friends of the Phelophepa Train (AFPT) is to bring international awareness and support to these remarkable trains

How you can help

The Phelophepa Trains need all the assistance, help and support they can get...read more

What you can do

There are many ways you can assist in the efforts of the train. From volunteering to helping in our gala's to corporate assistance

“There is a train eagerly awaited by everyone fortunate enough to be on the line – The Phelophepa Train.
It is a powerful force for healing, change and development in the communities it touches”

 

– Kofi Annan –

PATRONS OF THE TRAIN

Archbishop Desmond and Leah Tutu, as the longtime patrons of the Phelophepa Train, have been instrumental in bringing attention and support to the project. His Eminence and his wonderful wife, Leah, have worked long and hard to bring to life their fundamental belief that everyone deserves the blessing of what the word “Phelophepa” means — good, clean health!

THE TRAIN OF HOPE CLINICS


EYE
CLINIC


The Eye Care clinic consists of pre-screening areas and refraction rooms, fully equipped with phoroptors, eye test projection charts and biomicroscopes.

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EYE-GLASSES MADE & DISTRIBUTED

PHARMACY
CLINIC


Four pharmacists and their pharmacy students educate people, while the Roche-sponsored pharmacy dispenses a variety of prescriptions.

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ANNUAL PRESCRIPTIONS

COLGATE
DENTAL CLINIC


The Dental Clinic, partially sponsored by Colgate Palmolive Company, is equipped with six dental chairs, x-ray units and state-of-the-art dental equipment.

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DENTAL X-RAYS DONE

EDUCATIONAL
CLINIC


The EduClinic, sponsored by Canon Collins Trust, offers basic healthcare awareness education to volunteer members of the community.

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PEOPLE EDUCATED ANNUALLY

ROCHE
HEALTH CLINIC


The Health Clinic, sponsored by Roche Ltd., focuses on health education, the treatment of minor diseases like diabetes and also screens for cancer.

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REGISTERED PATIENTS PER YEAR

PSYCHOLOGY
CLINIC


The Psychology Clinic offers solution-focused individual counseling as well as psycho-educational workshops. Over 440,000 have been treated.

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PEOPLE SEEN & COUNSELED

CORPORATE SPONSORS

Below are our corporate supporters. We are immensely proud to form partnerships with these companies and sincerely thank them for their ongoing support to help bring health care to millions of impoverished people.

“By delivering quality medical services, education and outreach programs to the “poorest of the poor” in South Africa’s remote rural areas, The Phelophepa Health Care train is a beacon for hope for the many people along its track”

 

– Bill Clinton –

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Filled prescriptions
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Dental treatments
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X-rays
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Administered vaccines

BECOME A TRAIN OF HOPE STEWARD

We occasionally send updates on the progress of the train, it’s proposed routes and case studies of the advancements on the track. If you’ll like to stay informed, sign up below.