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Dialogues on Reducing New HIV Infections
Source: Bua News
Source Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Country: South Africa
Created: Nov 25, 2010

“The [dialogues] will be complemented by a street parade on Friday in Rustenburg, which will start at corner Thabo Mbeki and Oliver Thambo via Nelson Mandela street and will end at Rustenburg taxi rank,” the department said.

 

The provincial World Aids Day will be commemorated in Boitekong, a mining community near Rustenburg, where the department, together with stakeholders, will erect over 60 tents to be used for HIV counselling and testing. Dialogues will also form part of official programme.

 

World Aids Day is observed annually on 1 December and a number of activities are expected to take place, which will call on every individual to take action against the scourge of HIV and Aids.

 

Government is encouraging social dialogue on HIV and Aids to be the main focus during this year's World Aids Day, to dispel the myths around the condition which touches millions of South African lives.

 

Themed 'We are responsible', World Aids Day 2010 addresses the collective responsibility of all South Africans to influence and support partners, family and community members to voluntarily test for HIV and set an example by leading healthier lifestyles.

It also addresses the collective responsibility for the world to start contributing towards a common HIV response.

This year’s main event will take place in Mpumalanga, where President Jacob Zuma will participate in a dialogue to engage community members and health care workers.

 

Cabinet members, including MECs will also participate in social dialogue around the country on how to reduce new HIV infections. - BuaNews

 

 

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