MEDIA ADVISORY

To: Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Sunday, 21 August 2022

Health Deputy Minister embarks on Sexual Reproductive Health Campaign in KwaMaphumulo Pretoria

 

The Deputy Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo will tomorrow, (Monday, 22 August) embark on Sexual Reproductive Health awareness campaign in KwaMpahumulo, KwaZulu-Natal.

The event is part of the Department of Health`s ongoing programme targeting young people to raise awareness about the importance of access to health services by young people, especially sexual reproductive health services which include contraceptives which are key to prevent sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies and unsafe termination of pregnancy.

Deputy Minister Dhlomo will be joined by KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health, Ms Nomagugu Simelan; local government leaders and youth ambassadors, and interact with adolescent young women and men about the benefits of regular health screening,testing, prevention and treatment adherence.

A variety of health services, including COVID-19 vaccination and child immunisation,will be provided onsite.

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

Date: Monday, 22 August 2022
Time: 09h00
Venue: Kwa Maphumulo Town Hall, ILembe District KwaZulu-Natal Province
For RSVP please contact Mr Tlou Tlhako – Tlou.tlhako@health.gov.za/ 0713827425

For more information and media queries, please contact

Foster Mohale
Spokesperson: National Health Department:
Mobile: 072 432 3792
Email: Foster.mohale@health.gov.za

Ntokozo Maphisa
Spokesperson: KZN Department of Health
Mobile: 082 773 0937
Email: ntokozo.maphisa@kznhealth.gov.za