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South Africa at AIDS 2018

Dubbed Vilakazi Street, the exhibition stand honoured the contribution by Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu against HIV and TB. Vilakazi Street was Nelson Mandela’s residence in Soweto and the only street in the world where two Nobel Prize laureates lived – Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. The stand featured South Africa’s progress in response to HIV and TB, as well as the country’s plans to address challenges facing key and vulnerable populations such as sex workers, young women & girls and the LGBTI community.

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Provincial Implementation Plans Progress Update: Limpopo

Following the launch of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, TB and STIs: 2017-2022, provinces had to draft Provincial Implementation Plans (PIPs) adapted from the NSP and tailored to their needs.In this issue Nelson Dlamini zooms in on Limpopo with Connie Raphahlelo, head of the Provincial Council on AIDS (PCA) in the province.

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World AIDS Day 2018: Cheka Impilo!

SANAC Chairperson, Deputy President David Mabuza led the public launch of Cheka Impilo campaign during this year’s commemoration of World AIDS Day in Soweto, south of Johannesburg. He had officially launched the campaign at the Presidential Health Summit held in October where various constituencies in the health sector had gathered to deliberate and seek solutions to health challenges facing the country. The public launch during World AIDS DAY 2018 was a call to all South Africans to adopt a culture of monitoring one’s health and seek medical attention timeously in order to prevent and treat diseases successfully. The Cheka Impilo campaign aims to accelerate screening and testing for HIV, tuberculosis (TB), sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.

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