Media Advisory: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to Launch New National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs

J7058 - NSP Social Media Collateral FINALPretoria: In his capacity as chair of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa together with the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, will on Friday 31 March, launch the new National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs  (2017-2022) in Mangaung, Free State.

The launch of the NSP is one of the highlights of TB month which is commemorated annually across the globe to raise awareness about Tuberculosis (TB). The NSP is the strategic guide for the national response to HIV, TB and STIs in South Africa. One of the objectives of the Plan is to intensify focus on geographic areas and populations most severely affected by the epidemics.

This Plan is usually developed for a period of 5 years, and the current one is coming to an end on 31 March 2017. The slogan of this new NSP is, Let Our Actions Count” which is a call to action for all South Africans to play a part in achieving the goals of the Plan.

This year the government is targeting mainly leaders of society such as Parliamentarians, Members of Provincial Legislatures, Councillors, Traditional leaders, Business leaders, Religious leaders and Civil society to commit themselves in the response to HIV, TB and STIs and to engage their communities and constituencies.

 

Details of the commemoration and Launch:

Part 1: Launch of the Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) 9 month regimen

Time:              8h00 – 09h30

         Venue:            Pelonomi Hospital, Bloemfontein

 

Part 2: Formal Launch of the NSP and Panel Discussions

Time:             10h00 – 12h00

Venue:            Clive Solomon Stadium, Bloemfontein

 

Part 3: Community Activations/Engagements

Time:              13h00 -13h40

Venue:            Hoffman Square, Bloemfontein

 

RSVPs: Please contact Foster Mohale on Foster.Mohale@gmail.com/0724323792 OR Kanya Ndaki on 0832986100/ Kanya@sanac.org.za.

For any further enquiries, please contact:

Kanya Ndaki

SANAC Communications Manager

Mobile: 0832986100

Email: Kanya@sanac.org.za




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