MEDIA INVITATION
 
For Immediate Release
 
28 November 2018
 
EThekwini Commemorates World Aids Day
 
The MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube together with Mayor Zandile Gumede, will on 01 December 2018 join thousands of people in the world to remember multitudes that succumbed to the scourge of HIV/AIDS.
 
This year’s theme is “Checka impilo. Know Your Status” and the day will kick-start with a visit to families at the New Germany Informal Settlement in Reservoir Hills. A symbolic march will then start from the Informal Settlement to Siripat Sports Field where the official programme will take place.
 
Members of the community are urged to take advantage of among others TB screening, HIV testing, pap smear and blood pressure tests that will be conducted on the day.
 
As a build-up to the commemoration, the Health Unit will host a Mass Mobilization Day on Friday, 30 November at the King Dinuzulu Park and nearby taxi rank. Health Care workers will educate members of the public about various health issues. There will also be HIV testing, TB screening and free male medical circumcision. This programme will start at 09h00.
 
DETAILS OF THE COMMEMORATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
 
DATE: Saturday, 01 December 2018
TIME: 11h00 (health services will start at 08h00)
Venue: Siripat Sports Field, Reservoir Hills
 
RSVP: Vuyo Ndlovu on 031 311 4838, vuyo.ndlovu@durban.gov.za
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Acting Head of Communications, Mandla Nsele.
    
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