Daily Archives: December 4, 2015

Premier Supra Mahumapelo encourages communities to lead a healthy lifestyle and fight HIV and AIDS

The Premier of Bokone Bophirima Province, SOR Mahumapelo says the National Development Plan goal that envisions a health system that increases life expentancy by 2030 can be realised if communities can eat healthy food, participate in physical exercises, drink suffient water, rest enough, avoid stressful environments and abstain from substance abuse.

Mahumapelo said this yesterday while on a door-to-door campaign in Motlhabeng village, Mahikeng Local Municipality, where he was joined by Members of Executive Council in marking World AIDS Day and spreading messages of Zero Discrimination against people living with HIV and Aids.

“As we work towards an HIV free generation, we must consistently educate people about and promote healthy living. While we are content about the Provincial infection statistics that are generally steady, we encourage our people to act wisely and protect themselves and those close to them. We must also hasten to express our concern about the increasing number of young people between the ages of 15 and 35, who according to the national statistics, are continuing to get infected by this virus”, said Premier Mahumapelo, who also reminded villagers of an old adage, “it takes the whole village to raise a child”.

Premier Mahumapelo engaged local people around the village, including the elderly.

The Provincial World Aids day was commemorated at Motlhabeng village in Mahikeng, where health screening services were rendered, including voluntary HIV testing.

World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and is an opportunity for every community to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have died.

The UNAIDS World AIDS Day theme for 2011 to 2015 is: “Getting to Zero”. This year, South Africa is focusing on Zero Discrimination: zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS related deaths.

The aim of this campaign is to ensure that the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS are not violated, and that discrimination on the basis of HIV, AIDS and TB is reduced, and ultimately eliminated.

Enquiries:

Mr Brian Setswambung

Cell: 084 702 3775 / 076 012 4501

E-mail: bsetswambung@nwpg.gov.za

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS

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Labour organises a walk to highlight the scourge of HIV and AIDS, 4 Dec

In observance of World Aids Day and campaigns to fight the HIV/Aids scourge, the Minister of Labour Hon Mildred Oliphant and her Deputy Inkosi Phatekile Holomisa have organised a walk to commemorate the day on Friday (December 4).

Under the tagline “Play your part, Walk against Aids”, a walk has been organised to start at the Department of Labour’s Provincial Office in the Eastern Cape in East London to the Border Cricket Stadium. The walk will culminate with numerous activities including HIV Counselling and Testing and other commemorative events will be held in the Department.

Employees are encouraged to take part in these events in showing commitment to getting to Zero new HIV and TB infections; Zero HIV and TB-related deaths; Zero new infections and Zero discrimination.

The UNAIDS World AIDS Day theme for 2011 to 2015 is: “Getting to Zero”. In South Africa the scene was set during the official commemorative event held in KwaZulu-Natal on December 1 during the World AIDS DAY. South Africa marked World AIDS Day 2015 under a theme – “Towards an HIV-Free Generation: RISE. ACT. PROTECT. ZERO” – which is a call to action by communities.

The 2015 World AIDS Day is intended to further strengthen the dialogue around stigma and discrimination, and mobilise communities to respond to and expand access to prevention, treatment and support services.

Details are as follows:

Date: 04 December 2015

Time: 8h30 for the Walk

Main Event: 10h00

Departure point : Department of Labour (Eastern Cape), 3 Hill Street, East London to Border Cricket Grounds

Enquiries:

Viwe Maninjwa

Tel: 043 701 3036

Fax: 086 274 1674

Cell : 082 040 2826

E-mail: viwe.maninjwa@labour.gov.za

Mokgadi Pela

Cell: 082 808 2168

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS

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