Govt, business to promote HIV testing

first_imgMotsoaledi met with members of Busa in Johannesburg this week, giving them an overview on how HIV/Aids is affecting South Africans, and urged them to help the government with resources to fight it. He appealed to Busa members for help “in cash or kind” to raise awareness about HIV testing, and also to help with the distribution of condoms. ‘Breath of fresh air’ During his presentation, Motsoaledi focused on the HCT campaign, which was launched in April this year, and aims to test 15-million people by June 2011. He added that there were certain health care companies that have already embarked on assisting with resources to help with the HCT campaign. “The business sector found Motsoaledi’s passion for this issue a breath of fresh air and we are very supportive of him and need to find a consolidated approach to take this issue forward and consult amongst ourselves,” Vilakazi said. Source: BuaNews Raising testing awareness He added that in the coming months the department would be re-launching the campaign, where preliminary results on how many people had got tested since the launch of the campaign would be released. 17 August 2010 “Business could help with funding of gloves, needles and other equipment with an effective advertising campaign that will get the country recommitting to fight the HIV and Aids scourge, which is still on the rise in South Africa,” Motsoaledi said. Busa CEO Jerry Vilakazi commended Motsoaledi for getting SA business re-energised on the issue of HIV/Aids, adding that the minister was “a breath of fresh air” and that they were keen on the partnership. The Department of Health will be partnering with Business Unity South Africa (Busa) to help strengthen the government’s HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.last_img read more

Pacquiao faces Matthysse

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving The bout will be jointly staged by Pacquiao’s MP Promotions and Oscar Dela Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.“I like his aggressive fighting style. That’s what I want to entertain the boxing fans. Besides, Matthysse is not a dirty fighter and I highly respect him for that,” Pacquiao said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPacquiao will go to KL   on March 22 for the official launching of the fight. LATEST STORIES MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa PSL: Sta. Lucia blanks Cignal to gain share of third place Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s a go for Pacquiao-Matthysse on June 24 in Kuala Lumpur.Sen. Manny Pacquiao confirmed on Thursday that he will tangle with Argentine champion Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association welterweight title at the Malaysian capital.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Gameslast_img read more