The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, MP will visit the Mthashana TVET College on Monday, 20 April 2015 for the First Things First Higher Education AIDS (HEIADS) Programme.
The Higher Education AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) provides a health advisory service that includes HIV counseling and testing, TB and Sexually transmitted infections (STI) screening.
The purpose of the programme is to contribute to the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS 2012-2016 which seeks to eradicate the scourge of HIV/AIDS in, amongst other areas, institutions of higher learning. It focuses on voluntary HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis testing aimed at students as well as pre- and post-counseling and other related educational programmes.
The Deputy Minister will be addressing challenges around stigma and discrimination to increase momentum in:
reduction of HIV/TB/STI infection rates
empowerment of girls and women
achievement of greater social equality and cohesion
transformation of TVET Colleges
Members of the media are invited to the event scheduled as follows:
Date: 20 April 2015
Time: 09h00 to 13h00
Venue: Mthashana TVET College, Ulundi Campus, KwaZulu-Natal
RSVP and enquires:
Cell: 076 810 8000
Cell: 079 547 5299
SOURCE: South African Official News