SA Deputy President chairs SANAC IMC meeting ahead of World Aids Day
The SANAC IMC received a state of readiness report on the 2018 World Aids Day event, which is scheduled to take place at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.
This year's World Aids Day will take place under the national theme "Cheka Impilo. Know Your Status". The theme calls on HIV testing programmes to be expanded and for novel and innovative approaches to HIV testing.
The Deputy President is expected to be among the keynote speakers.
This included the successful launch of the National Wellness Campaign which is aimed at creating a multi-sectoral, inclusive and efficient database system for collecting HIV, TB, STIs and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) data to ensure a proper monitoring of the performance of the healthcare system.
The meeting noted that the United Nations (UN) convened the first-ever High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending Tuberculosis (TB) in New York on 26 September 2018. The meeting was attended by Heads of State and Government, and it resulted in the Political Declaration on the Fight against Tuberculosis.
The declaration has, among other things, recommitted world leaders towards: