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Source: Department of Health
Title: Tshabalala-Msimang: KwaZulu-Natal TB Blitz Campaign
Speech by the Minister of Health, Dr Manto
Tshabalala-Msimang, KwaZulu-Natal TB Blitz Campaign Mpumalanga
Since Thursday, we have been visiting various communities trying to
raise awareness about the problem of (tuberculosis) TB and the need
for all of us to work together to address it.
We started in East London in Eastern Cape where, despite the heavy
rain that affected this province, we visited households around
uMdantsane Township. I must say that the challenges of poverty,
unemployment and food insecurity are enormous and they are the main
underlying factors in the spread of TB in our communities.
On Friday we started with a meeting with business representatives
in Johannesburg where we discussed co-operation around TB control
particularly at the workplace. They expressed their commitment to
work with government in intensifying TB control measures.
After this meeting, we proceeded to Soweto where we had a wonderful
community event despite the cold weather of Johannesburg. People
came in numbers supporting the Department of Health's call to
action against TB.
We have been here in KwaZulu-Natal since yesterday visiting various
places around eThekwini Metro. Today, we are here in Mpumalanga
Township to spread the same message