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Address:                       44 De Clerq Street

                                      Ermelo, 2350

Phone number:            017-811-5085

 

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About our district:

 

This is one of the 6 model districts and is located in Mpumalanga province. Since its inception 01 March 2009 we have seen the rapid growth in TAC branches, visibility and the address of some of the health challenges in the public health system particularly around the HIV/AIDS programmes. The district has three interrelated programmes namely Prevention Treatment Literacy, Community Health Advocacy(CHA) and Policy Communication and Research. The CHA programme has attached to it the PWA sector and the Women’s Sector. The main campaign in district thus far has been the Resources for Health Campaign which has recorded many successes as we’ve the swift response by the DoH to some of the issues tabled in the memorandum of demands. 

In the next three months we will be focussing on PMTCT, sexual assault, women leadership, the expansion of the PWA sector, branch inductions, and detailed research study(information collection) on service delivery with a particular focus on implementation in the public health system. This process will seek to make sure that there is the collaboration of HIV/TB services, implementation of dual-therapy,PMTCT,an end of stockouts and fully functional district AIDS and Health structures.

 

Meet our staff:

District Coordinator: Ms Thandi Maluka

DOB: 1968/09/17

Person living openly with HIV status

Have 4 children: 3 girls and 1 boy

Place of residence: White river Kwabhokweni

Formal training: Basic science of HIV in workplace, project management, operational management for HIV coordinators

Interest/hobbies: activist, women issues (incl lesbians & pleasure executives)

 

 

Office administrator/receptionist: Ms Dudu Mtsweni

DOB: 1975/09/10

Place of residents: Ermelo

Formal Training: B- administration degree

Interest/hobbies: feminism, activism, God fearing, reading magazines, watching TV, extrovert personality

 

Prevention Treatment Literacy Coordinator: Mr Linda Mavuso

DOB: 1983/07/21

Place of Birth: Matsulu-Nelspruit

Formal Training: None

Interest/hobbies: activism, soccer

 

 

Community Health Advocacy Coordinator:  Mr Sizwe Moloi

DOB: 1984/09/17

Place of Residence: Standerton

Formal training: Treatment literacy, HIV/AIDS in workplace, Operations management, reproductive health.

Interests/hobbies: activism, soccer

 

 

Policy, Communication and Research: Malusi Mbatha

DOB: 11/09/1981

Residence: Durban/Johannesbug

Formal Training: B- degree Politics Wits University

Interest/hobbies: politics, activism

 

Housekeeper: Ms Simpiwe Nqobile Nkosi

DOB: 1986/07/14

Place of Residence: Ermelo

Formal Training: completed N3 Electrical engineering Gert Sibande College

Interests/hobbies: reading magazines, watching TV, volleyball, soccer