Public Health & Health Systems

Celebrating health in youth month

June, youth month in South Africa, is being celebrated in a variety of ways. The Treatment Action Campaign together with health workers, including doctors and nursing staff, will celebrate by highlighting poor working conditions in some hospitals and clinics in the country. The campaign hopes to find a solution to the shortage of medicines in some local clinics and hospitals and to urge the youth to participate in matters of health. Vuyani Jacobs, of the TAC, says the main struggle is around HIV/AIDS and urged health workers to join activists in finding an amicable solution to the country’€™s health problems.

June, youth month in South Africa, is being celebrated in a variety of ways. The Treatment Action Campaign together with health workers, including doctors and nursing staff, will celebrate by highlighting poor working conditions in some hospitals and clinics in the country. The campaign hopes to find a solution to the shortage of medicines in some local clinics and hospitals and to urge the youth to participate in matters of health. Vuyani Jacobs, of the TAC, says the main struggle is around HIV/AIDS and urged health workers to join activists in finding an amicable solution to the country’€™s health problems.

Monique Luse, of the University of Michigan and who represents fourteen fellow students who are helping to run HIV/AIDS training programmes in South Africa, says young people should become more involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Thandeka Teyise compiled this report.

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