World TB Day 2016 commemorations will take place in Lephalale Local Municipality in the Waterberg district, Limpopo province on 24 March 2016.
The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa and the Chairman of SANAC, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa together with the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will attend the event.
According to the Department, the commemoration will be part of a wider effort aimed at achieving goals and objectives set by the National TB programme (NTP) to mobilise communities and encourage them to adopt practices that minimise the risk of TB infection.
During the event, members of the community will have opportunity to participate in the Massive TB Screening campaign which aims to reduce new TB infections and related TB deaths. Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa launched the campaign in 2015, in Kanana township, outside Klersdorp (North West province) as part of World TB Day