President Cyril Ramaphosa will this evening, 24 March 2018, together with Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and CEO of TB-HIV Care Mr Gareth Lowndes, lead the “Light up of Table Mountain for TB” as part of the Stop TB Partnership and World Health Organization’s global initiative to light-up several landmarks across the world during the World TB Day.
The Stop TB Partnership and the World Health Organization have called for all well-known landmarks globally to be lit up in red on the World TB Day which is commemorated on 24 March every year to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic impact of TB and urge acceleration of efforts to end the global TB epidemic.
In South Africa, Table Mountain became the obvious choice for Light-Up Campaign due to its strategic location and visibility. This will coincide with the lighting-up of other international landmarks in countries such as Geneva, Nigeria and London.
TB-HIV Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing, finding and treating TB and HIV patients.
Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa