To: Editors & Health Journalists

Issued by: Department of Health

Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022

Health Deputy Minister to lead a march against illegal abortions in Germiston

Pretoria: The Deputy Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo accompanied by Gauteng MEC for Health Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi will next week lead a march against illegal and unsafe termination of pregnancy or abortions as part women’s month celebrations in Germiston, Gauteng Province.

The event is also part of the Department of Health`s ongoing programme targeting women and 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.

The Deputy Minister Dhlomo and Gauteng Health MEC will be joined by City of Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor, Tania Campbell and youth ambassadors, and interact with adolescent young women and men about the benefits of regular health screening, testing, prevention and treatment adherence.

The Department of Health Youth Policy provides for integrated comprehensive youth friendly services in the institutions as well as promoting of public health facilities that provide comprehensive health service including safe and free termination of pregnancy.

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

Date: Monday, 29 August 2022

Time: 08h00- 15h00

Venue:. Germiston Civic Centre, Gauteng Province

For more information and media queries, please contact

Foster Mohale
Spokesperson: National Department of Health
Mobile: 072 432 3792

Motalatale Modiba
Spokesperson: Gauteng Health
Mobile: 064 803 0808

Zweli Dlamini
Spokesperson: City of Ekurhuleni
Mobile: 082 573 6464