Media alert – Ritshidze public hearing into state of HIV, TB and other health services in Gauteng, Tuesday 1st December

Tuesday 1st December, 10am onwards

Johannesburg, 30 November 2020 – On World AIDS Day, the Ritshidze project will be hosting a public hearing into the state of HIV, TB and other health services in Gauteng. On the day we will
hear the real experiences of people living with HIV, TB and other patients using healthcare services in the province.

Ritshidze — meaning “Saving our Lives” in Tshivenda — is a project of the PLHIV Sector made up of the National Association of People Living with HIV (NAPWA), Positive Action Campaign,
Positive Women’s Network, the South African Network of Religious Leaders Living with HIV (SANERELA+), and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). Through this project we are monitoring
the state of HIV and TB services delivered at over 400 clinics across the country, with 120 of those clinics in Gauteng.

The public hearing concerns the state of HIV, TB and other health service delivery in Gauteng based on the data collected through Ritshidze, the experiences of healthcare users, and the plans
and intentions of the provincial department of health in improving this situation. A detailed Ritshidze report will also be launched that documents the findings of the project and puts
forward solutions that could be implemented to improve services.

If you would like to join the event virtually please RSVP at https://bit.ly/RitshidzeGauteng and a zoom link will be shared ahead of time.

Embargoed copies of the report are available on request from Monday 30 November.

You can follow Ritshidze on twitter, facebook and instagram for regular updates or go to www.ritshidze.org.za for more information.

For more information contact Ngqabutho Mpofu on ritshidze-comms@tac.org.za or 072 225 9675.

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