Where We Work
AQUITY has digital chest X-ray containers in two districts, OR Tambo, Eastern Cape; and Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga. We have used geographical information system (GIS) mapping to place the X-ray containers in communities with a high TB burden:
The Ehlanzeni District Municipality is situated in the northeast of the Mpumalanga province. It makes up just over a third of the province’s geographical area. The district is comprised of four local municipalities: Bushbuckridge, City of Mbombela, Nkomazi and Thaba Chweu.
The OR Tambo District Municipality is situated along the eastern part of the Eastern Cape province and is largely rural, with only 9.3% of the population living in the urban areas.
The district has an estimated population of 1.7 million and the population density is 158 per square kilometre. The population of the OR Tambo district makes the district the second biggest district in the Eastern Cape province. The largest proportion of the population is concentrated in the western part of the district around the main urban centre of Mthatha.
The district has an estimated population of 1.7 million which makes up about 40% of the total population of the Mpumalanga province. Most of the population is concentrated within the City of Mbombela, which is also the home of the Mpumalanga Provincial Government and, as a result, is the most concentrated economic hub within the province. As such, AQUITY has decided to work exclusively in the Ehlanzeni district.