Deputy President Motlanthe to Address the World TB Day Commemoration
Journalists are invited to the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day commemorations to be addressed by the Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in his capacity as Chairperson of the National AIDS Council (SANAC).
The Deputy President will be accompanied by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Correctional Services, Mr Sbu Ndebele, Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha as well as partners in the fight against TB.
The World TB Day event will be held at the Pollsmoor Correctional Facility in the Western Cape on Sunday, 24 March 2013 at 09:00.
Inmates are identified in the National Strategic Plan as being vulnerable to contracting tuberculosis (TB). Consequently, the Deputy President will hand over six GeneXpert to the Minister of Correctional Services as a demonstration of government commitment to the eradication TB infections in our prisons.
On March 22, 2013 the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, will participate in the Kick TB & HIV with Primary School Learners: Mini soccer tournament comprising primary school learners form part of the buildup to the main event on March 24.