To: Editors & Health Journalists

Issued by: Department of Health

Date: Monday, 25 October 2021

Health Deputy Minister to preside over Girl Child Empowerment Project launch

Pretoria: The Deputy Minister Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo will tomorrow, (Tuesday) launch the Girl Child empowerment project in collaboration with Life Healthcare Group to motivate school learners as they prepare for the final year examinations this week.

Deputy Minister Dhlomo will handover sanitary towels to young women and girls at Siyanda Secondary School to ensure that they don`t miss out on academic lessons during menstruation.

The event with culminate with career guidance and health education on prevention of teenage pregnancy, effects of unprotected sex and drug abuse.

Members of the media are invited to attend the event as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Time: 10h00

Venue: Siyanda Secondary School, Sweewaters – Pietermaritzburg

For media queries, please contact:

Mr Foster Mohale
Director Media Relations
National Health Department

MS Ansuyiah Padayachee
Manager Community &External Affairs
Life Healthcare Group
082 991 0184