As part of its commitment towards selfless, excellent and sustainable service to all its communities, Amathole District Municipality (ADM) will be commemorating the World Aids Day at Emthonjeni Community Hall in Kei Road under Amahlathi Local Municipality on 06 December 2013, at 10h00.
The theme for this year’s World Aids Day “Be Wise, Get Tested, Get Circumcised” is an appeal to all citizens to lead safe and responsible living.
This event will be preceded by door – to – door visits at neighbouring communities of Amabhele, Ndakana, Kei Road and Border Posts. The door – to – door visits will be conducted by a joint organising committee which comprises of representatives from ADM, Amahlathi LM, NGOs as well as Provincial Departments of Health, Social Development, SASSA, Correctional Services, Agriculture and SAPS.
While mobilizing communities to be part of a caring society that is steadfast in a fight against the pandemic, ADM seeks to create a conducive environment for caring and support for the infected persons and affected households and communities/ the visits also aims to assess the prevalence and living conditions in the area so as to inform government intentions and programmes. At the venue, community members will have an opportunity to get tested on their HIV status in an effort to bring knowledge to the people, as well as to promote spreading the message of positive living and not the virus.
Members of the media including editors, producers, journalists, health and education writers are invited to attend and cover the event.
DETAILS OF WORLD AIDS DAY COMMEMORATION EVENT
DATE : FRIDAY, 06 DECEMBER 2013
TIME : 10H00
VENUE : EMTHONJENI COMMUNITY HALL, KEI ROAD, AMAHLATHI LM
Issued by the Amathole District Municipality’s Communications Unit.
For more information contact Media Relations and Communications Manager Siyabulela Makunga: (M) 072 768 0238 / 082 419 9935 (O) 043 783 2317 (Email)