Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa: David Mabuza, Minister of Health: Dr Aaron Motsoaledi,Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle lead the public during commemorations of World TB Day 2019.
The commemoration will take place at Sisa Dukashe stadium Mdantsane in East London in Eastern Cape
The message for this year's commemorations is to get people to screen for TB and know thier TB status. This message also support the call made by Government in when it launched massive TB Screening in 2015. The aim of the campaign was to test over 6 million people for tuberculosis (TB) over three years.
The following free services will be provided for community members at the stadium:
- TB Screening
- HIV Testing services
- Checking of blood pressure
- Cancer screenigng
- Testing for diabetes
- Eye testing
The theme for World TB Day 2019 commemoration is "Religious leaders and parlimentarians lead the fight to end TB in South Africa."