Gauteng MEC of Health N Mekgwe to witness circumcisions at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
10 Dec 2010
In support of the fight against HIV and AIDS, Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi and Gauteng MEC for Health and Social Development, Ntombi Mekgwe will witness ten medical male circumcisions at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital this afternoon.
More than 7 000 medical male circumcisions have been performed in various health facilities in Gauteng since the Minister called for the provision of this surgery to reduce HIV transmission. Research has shown that male circumcision reduces transmission of HIV by 60%.
The 7 736 operations were performed in Zola and Orange Farm Community Health Centres, Jubilee , Helen Joseph, Odi Tambo Memorial, Dr George Mukhari, Kopanong, Dr Yusuf Dadoo, Heidelberg, Sebokeng, Pretoria West, Edenvale, Chris Hani Baragwanath and South Rand Hospitals as well as Zuzimpilo and Zazi private clinics.
The department aims to perform 10 000 circumcisions by the end of the financial year.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: 10 December 2010
Venue: Khula Ndoda Clinic, New Out-patient section, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Diepkloof, Soweto
Cell: 082 551 9892
Issued by: Gauteng Health
10 Dec 2010
[ Top ]