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Deputy Minister Manana to visit Ekurhuleni East TVET College.

This visit is to promote the First Things First Higher Education and Training (HIV/AIDS) Programme

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, MP, will visit Ekurhuleni East Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College’s Daveyton Campus in Gauteng next week Friday, 26 May 2017 to promote the 2017 launch of the Higher Education and Training HIV/ AIDS (HEAIDS) ‘First Things First’ Programme. 

First Things First is a programme that provides free HIV testing and TB and STI screening through mobile health services that are brought to all public TVET colleges and universities in South Africa. It has provided HIV testing and other health and education services to almost 500 000 students over the past few years.

The purpose of the Programme is to contribute to the National Strategic Plan on HIV/ AIDS which seeks to eradicate the scourge of HIV/ AIDS in, amongst other areas, institutions of higher learning. It focuses on voluntary HIV testing, as well as Tuberculosis and STI screening and educational programmes that create awareness of issues around HIV and general health and wellness.
The Deputy Minister will be addressing challenges around stigma and discrimination with the aim to:

• support the reduction of HIV/ TB/ STI infection rates
• strengthen the empowerment of young women and girls
• achieve greater social equality and cohesion
• transform the TVET College sector

Event details are as follows:

Date: Friday, 26 May 2017
Time: 09h00           
Venue: Ekurhuleni East Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, Daveyton Campus, Heald Street, Daveyton, Benoni, Gauteng

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