Faizel Jacobs - SASS Chairperson

SASS was invited to the Coloplast 20/21 Kick-Off Meeting held between 26 & 30 October 2020 in Johannesburg. Coloplast is one of the leading brands in South Africa to develop products that make life easier for ostomy patients. Their products include Ostomy care, would and skin care.  

Coloplast not only develops the products but have placed patients at the centre of the discussion and this is why our chairperson Faizel Jacobs was invited as a guest speaker at the conference.

Faizel has been living as an ostomate for over 4 years which is why he was perfect to have shared an inspiring journey of living in South Africa as an ostomate, everyday life, love and keeping active through it all. By sharing his journey, he was able to share the need for an Advocacy & Support group such as SASS to the Coloplast staff in attendance. 

Faizel also shared his experience with trialing the new Coloplast Sensura Mio convex bag. To sum up his experience: “For the first time in more than 4 years I do not have to stress about finding a bathroom during a run to change a bag or run off after a half marathon to get changed. I can now confidently socialize with fellow runners after a half marathon and not worry about leaks!

The Coloplast Sensura Mio bags are due for launch in South Africa very early in 2021. Watch this space for updates on the launch date.

Faizel also shared some of the findings our SURVEY has revealed which again highlighted the need for more Ostomates in the country to complete this survey. If you have not done so already, please follow the link to complete it or share the link with fellow Ostomates.

Have you seen his video on Youtube that he did with the CANSA? Let us know your thoughts. 


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