Unions join forces to fight TB, HIV, Diabetes in workplace

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Unions from the mining, retail and agriculture sectors have partnered with the Department of Health to launch a campaign aimed at strengthening the response towards screening for TB, HIV and diabetes in the workplace.

The unions launched the ‘Qina Msebenzi Uphile‘ campaign, a couple of months ago, in an effort to reach thousands of its members to be tested, educated and enrolled into treatment.

Cosatu’s Gender Coordinating Committee member in Gauteng Amanda Mkizwana says, “We had a programme in August where our target was the workers, the taxi industry and  hostels, the programme was very successful, we tested 762 people and we distributed 1 300 female condoms.

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