Week ahead

19th – 22nd September

“If you have the capacity to tremble with indignation every time that an injustice is committed in the world, then we are comrades”

Che Guevara

Tuesday 19th

Mpumalanga community mobiliser Sifiso Nkala is partnering with the Friedrich Ebert Stifung (FES) this week to visit Kinross, in Govan Mbeki Sub-Municipality. Together they will be training the AIDS Council civil society sectors in order to strengthen sector representation in the council. The training will focus on Chapter 2 of the South African constitution, the National Health Act and the proposed National Health Insurance plan, including the role of civil society in fighting HIV, TB and Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Friday 22nd

Researcher and Aids Vaccine Advocacy coalition (AVAC) Fellow, Thuthukile Mbatha is hosting a youth dialogue. The dialogue will be attended by student representatives from various higher education institutions in Ethekwini and the City of Johannesburg districts. The aim of the dialogue is to discuss whether Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a viable option for young women in higher education institutions when trying to reduce the number of new HIV infections amongst this vulnerable group.

Attorney, Umunyana Rugege and Researcher, Luvo Nelani will attend the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) stakeholder meeting on its recently published document titled ‘Health outcome measurement and reporting: Improving the cost and effectiveness of clinical care in a competitive private healthcare sector in South Africa’, which outlines the HMI’s findings and recommendations in relation to measuring and reporting health outcomes in the private health sector.