New EMH Service Site Launched in Braamfontein

OUT LGBT Well-being has opened an exciting new Engage Men’s Health (EMH) service site in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Located on Reserve Street, the EMH site offers free, friendly, and professional health services specifically for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. This initiative is made possible with the generous support of PEPFAR and USAID, in partnership with the Gauteng Health Department.

The site was officially launched during Pride Month on Friday, 14 June, with a festive celebration attended by EMH staff, student organisations, and key stakeholders, including a representative from the Gauteng Department of Health. The event featured the cutting of a rainbow cake to inaugurate the site.

The Braamfontein location was chosen for its easy access to students from nearby Wits University and the University of Johannesburg, as well as EMH clients in the inner city.

Staffed by a nurse and social worker, the services offered include PrEP (the HIV prevention pill), confidential HIV and STI testing and treatment, mental health support, and flu vaccinations. The site also serves as a welcoming space for members of the queer community to relax and connect, and it will host community events throughout the year.

The new site is easily recognisable, thanks to its vibrant window graphic featuring the rainbow flag and the iconic face of LGBTIQ+ and anti-apartheid icon Simon Nkoli.

The Engage Men’s Health site operates Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 16:00. You are welcome to drop in, say hi, and enquire about our services, or WhatsApp 082 607 1686 to make an appointment.