We can campaign destigmatises TB

30 March 2009

Unmasking stigma: Nikiwe Solomon was one of the many educators who distributed flyers on TB Day.

To mark World TB Day on 24 March, HAICU (HIV/AIDS Co-ordination-UCT) distributed flyers on campus.

The campaign highlighted TB symptoms, prevention, and the need to destigmatise the disease.

Heeding the call of the City of Cape Town and the Provincial Department of Health, members of the Students' Representative Council, TAC UCT and HAICU's AIDS Community Educators wore masks on Jameson Plaza, in solidarity with the millions of people around the world infected with TB.

The World Health Organisation's 2009 World TB Day slogan is "I am stopping TB". UCT adapted their suggested tagline to read: "We can beat TB".

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