Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi to brief media on the upcoming World AIDS Day
27 Nov 2012
The Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi will host a media briefing leading up to the World AIDS Day, which is commemorated annually on 1 December.
The global theme for World AIDS Day, announced last year runs till 2015 and involves the three messages: “Zero New HIV infections”, “Zero Discrimination” and “Zero AIDS-related deaths”. Governments and civil society sectors each year choose one or all of the Zeros that best address their respective situations.
The new National Strategic Plan 2012-2016 launched in December 2011 integrated HIV and AIDS and TB as the most burden of diseases that need urgent attention. In view of the upcoming African Cup of Nations in 2013, the 2012 World AIDS Day campaign uses football and HIV prevention to drive the overall message and promote healthy lifestyles.
This year, South Africa commemorates World AIDS Day 2012 under theme: “A Re Dlale Safe for Zero New HIV & TB Infections”. Minister Motsoaledi will also make major announcements on new HIV and AIDS treatment regime.
Members of the media are invited to the briefing as follows:
Date: Thursday, 29 November 2012
Venue: Department Health, Civitas Building, Cnr Andries (Thabo Sehume) and Struben street, Pretoria
Cell: 076 374 0314
Cell: 082 887 3581
Issued by: Department of Health
27 Nov 2012
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