To: Editors & Health Journalists

Issued by: Department of Health

Date: Thursday, 04 November 2021

Health Minister to lead annual Rotary Family Health Days Outreach Programme

Pretoria: The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla together with Gauteng for Health Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi will tomorrow (Friday), lead the 2021 Rotary Health Family Days outreach programme as part of government`s programme of taking services closer to the people.

The Rotary Health Family Health Days Campaign is one of critical vehicles to improve access to and extend the reach of comprehensive health care services which include health education, health screening and testing for a variety of conditions such as HIV/AIDS, Blood Pressure, TB, Diabetes, Hepatitis B and C, and a number of some cancers.

The Department of Health has been in partnership with the Rotarians and other stakeholders for the past eight years to reinforce the importance of regular health screening and testing which lead to early detection of preventable and manageable diseases to save lives and cut avoidable treatment costs.

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

Date: Friday, 5 November 2021
Time: 9h30 – 15h00
Venue: Melusi Holistic Health Centre, Gomora Informal Settlement near Hercules – Pretoria West
Social media platforms:
Watch the livestream on one of the links below:

For media enquiries, please contact:

Mr Foster Mohale
National Health Department
Cell: 072 432 3792

Ms Sue Paget
CEO: Rotary Action Group for Family Health & AIDS Prevention
Cell: 083 456 3923