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Aurum Creating TB & HVTN Awareness in Tembisa

The Aurum Institute Monday, 10 April 2017 06:04

On Saturday 8 April, over 30 Aurum employees took to the streets of Tembisa at the eSethokga Hostel and Oakmore Train Station as part of a Tuberculosis awareness campaign.

The Clinical Research Team based at the Tembisa Hospital under the leadership of Mr John Mdluli, the Head Department, were out with the intent to recruit within the community providing free TB screenings.Also in attendance was the Winnie Mandela Male health Clinic team who were conducting HIV Testing Services free of charge as well as recruiting potential medical male circumcision clients.

The team from the Winnie Mandela Male Health Clinic also joined in on the campaign and conducted free HIV Testing Services as well as recruited potential medical male circumcision individuals.

The Aurum staff kept the day vibrant with music coming from the Aurum INNOVA media truck and just sheer enthusiasm. 

Vaxi the HVTN (HIV Vaccine Trial Network) mascot along with Jeffrey Chihota the Aurum Institute Public Relations Officer was on the stage of the media truck edutaining the community and passersby.The event was generally well organised and very successful truly a day to remember

Overall, the campaign was well organised and very successful - Thank you to all Aurum staff for making this campaign a success.

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