Phaahla to lead SA AIDS conference in Durban

Phaahla to lead SA AIDS conference in Durban

The 11th South African AIDS Conference will get underway in Durban on Tuesday. 

World Aids Day

People living with HIV will join scientists, civil society groups and government leaders to discuss solutions to end the epidemic once and for all.

Health Minister Joe Phaahla will open the conference as Deputy President Paul Mashatile can no longer attend.  

Health spokesperson Foster Mohale says over the next four days, the HIV community will review the progress made toward HIV/AIDS and TB epidemic control in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and other global health threats.

"The conference will deliberate on the next steps towards the AIDS-free generation 23rd and also on immediate priorities as South Africa forges ahead with strategies to eliminate HIV as a public health threat."

This year’s four-day conference will be held under the theme ‘Act, Connect and End the Epidemic’.

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