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Saturday, 18 September 2010 00:00

PRESS STATEMENT:


SACTWU MOBILE HIV/AIDS CLINIC WIND THEIR WAY TO CAPE TOWN



The SACTWU Worker Health Programme (SWHP) has taken the fight against HIV and Aids to a new level.

Two of our mobile health care clinics, each fully equipped and professionally staffed  to conduct on-site HIV testing and counselling, are on a road show from Durban to Cape Town. On their way, they are delivering Voluntary Counselling & Testing (VCT) services to SACTWU members and the community. As at this morning, the two clinics have tested 600 persons and counselled each on their HIV status. On  their return trip to Durban, they will do the same.

The mobile clinics left Durban on 13 September 2010 and are due to arrive in Cape Town on 22nd September 2010. 

Today and tomorrow, one mobile clinic is delivering VCT services at Southgate Mall in Soweto and the other at NY6 Mdantsane City Mall near East London.

In 2009 alone, our worker health program tested 29 300 union members, and counselled each of them on their HIV status.

Below is a summary of our mobile clinics road show plan:

 

 

Date

Province/District

Mobile 1

15 - 16 Sep 10

Mpumalanga

Standerton Mills

17 Sep 10

Gauteng

Sesli Blankets

18 – 19 Sep 10

Gauteng

Southgate Mall, Johannesburg

20 Sep 10

Free State

Manhood & Blue Disa factories in Botshabelo

22 Sep 10

Cape Town

Hextex in Worcester

23 Sep 10

Western Cape

Cape Town

24 Sep 10

Kuils River

Community outreach

27 Sep 10

Oudtshoorn

Community outreach

 

Date

Province/District

Mobile 2

14 Sep 10

 Port Shepstone

Dirose Enterprises cc factory

16 Sep 10

King Williams Town

Pro Glove factory

17 Sep 10

East London

Service Products factory

18 Sep 10

East London

NY6 Mdantsane City Mall

20 Sep 10

Uitenhage

Transwerk

21 Sep 10

Jeffrey’s Bay

Billabong Clothing factory

23 Sep 10

Western Cape

Cape Town

24 Sep 10

Western Cape

Community outreach, Cape Town

27 Sep 10

Groot Brak River

Watson Footwear

 

Issued by

Andre Kriel
SACTWU
General Secretary

If further information is required, kindly contact Nikki Soboil, SACTWU Worker Health Program Director on cell number  082 449 30 29