Monday, March 25, 2013

Health - MTC in partnership with Bush Radio focuses on TB Awareness

Alison Best
On Sakhisizwe today, we were broadcasting live from the Brooklyn Chest Hospital as part of the MTC project in partnership with Bush Radio. We spoke to Alison Best - Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation Co-ordinator for TB/HIV Care Association. We were talking about the services they offer and the recent march they embarked on to commemorate World TB day. TB/HIV Care Association aims to improve TB and HIV management by increasing access to TB and HIV diagnosis, care, treatment and community-based treatment adherence support. Last week Monday the association and partners embarked on a “Stop TB in my Lifetime” TB awareness march in central Cape Town in commemoration of World TB day as participants wore TB masks with positive messages to raise awareness and decrease the stigma around it. The day also provided mass HIV testing and counselling and screening for TB. For further information you can contact the Association on (021) 425 0050 or visit www.tbhivcare.org


Dr Siwendu and Dr Kalawe
Yolanda , Leigh & Kayleen
We were also joined by Dr Sweetness Siwendu and Dr Nosi Kalawe - TB Clinicians, Yolanda 
Louw - Occupational Therapist, Leigh Rynhoud - Clinical Psychologist and 
Kayleen Jacobs - Audiologist to tell us more about TB and more specifically regarding prevention and compliance with treatment for pregnant women.
Bush Radio will host these special broadcasts every last Monday of the month. On Monday April 29th, 2013 we will be broadcasting live from the Delft Day Hospital.

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