Help govt combat TB

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pretoria - Cabinet has called on the public to work with government in combating TB.

"We are still one of the countries in the world with a high TB prevalence given the HIV and TB co-infection and we must work together to tackle this challenge," said Minister in the Presidency for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane, on Thursday.

He said government, under the leadership of the Department of Health, will on 24 March 2011 launch the Kick TB Campaign which coincides with World Tuberculosis Day.

The campaign aims to build broad public awareness, while focusing on involving learners in the fight 
against TB and in promoting healthy lifestyles.

The World TB Day commemoration will be held at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial and Catherine Booth hospitals, where there will be strong communication on government's Intensified Case Finding initiative.