15 December 2020 - NW2834
Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Health
Whether his department is planning to launch a community awareness programme to educate communities on diabetes; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
Yes, there is a comprehensive campaign that is inclusive of HIV, TB and NCD. It is known as Cheka iMpilo National Wellness Campaign, which seeks to enable early diagnosis and treatment of HIV, TB, STI, diabetes, and hypertension, through stimulating health seeking behaviour, specifically in under-tested high-risk groups. The campaign was launched by the Deputy President, David Mabuza in 2018. Further, annually during the month of November to mark the World diabetes day, the Department together with its partners intensify education on Diabetes using various media platforms.