MEDIA ADVISORY & INVITATION
LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH HIV PREVENTION STRATEGY
PRETORIA, 29 June 2022: The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) will launch the National Youth HIV Prevention Strategy and Campaign in Vhembe District, Limpopo on Thursday, 30 June. The launch serves as the culmination of all youth month activities.
The strategy will be driven through a robust communications campaign over a three-year period from the year 2022 to 2025. It emphasises the need for youth-led approaches in the development, coordination and operationalisation of key youth interventions.
Furthermore, the strategy seeks to reach all young people in their diversity to ensure that adolescent boys and young men, youth with disabilities and youth living with HIV are not left behind in the country’s response to HIV, TB and STIs. The development of the strategy has been guided by priorities outlined in various policy documents such as the National Development Plan 2030, the National Adolescent and Youth Health Policy, the current National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STIs: 2017 – 2022, the National Youth Policy 2020 – 2030 as well as a robust youth-led consultative processes coordinated by SANAC.
Various SANAC inter-Ministerial Committee Ministers and Deputy Ministers will be in attendance alongside the Premier of Limpopo, Premier of Limpopo, Mr. Stanley Mathabatha, SANAC Civil Society Chairperson, Ms. Steve Letsike, UNAIDS-SA Country Director Ms. Eva Kiwango and representatives from other development partners, civil society movements and the private sector.
Members of the media are invited to cover the launch as follows:
Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022 (tomorrow)
Venue: Mdavula Stadium, Mdavula village, Limpopo
Virtual link: https://bit.ly/3HPyobp
For media queries, please contact:
- The Presidency – Matshepo Seedat: firstname.lastname@example.org / 082 679 9473
- SANAC – Nelson Dlamini: email@example.com / 078 731 0313
- Department of Health – Foster Mohale: firstname.lastname@example.org / 072 432 3792
- Limpopo Office of the Premier – Ndavhe Ramakuela: email@example.com / 082 200 5357
Members of the media are kindly requested to RSVP with their full name, designation, media house and ID number to Simangaliso Motsepe: firstname.lastname@example.org