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30 March 2015 SATVI marks World TB Day

13 Apr 2015 - 08:45

On World TB Day (24 March 2015), the University of Cape Town-based South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative partnered with Aeras, a global TB vaccine research group, to raise awareness about TB amongst primary and secondary school children in the Worcester area.

World TB Day Schools Program

Vusisiwe Secondary School.   Alfred Stamper Primary School.

 

Mr Sebastian Gelderbloem (AERAS Africa Director) and Dr Zameer Brey (SATVI Chief Operations Officer) handing over resource kit to principal of Alfred Stamper Primary. Mr Sebastian Gelderbloem (AERAS Africa Director) and Dr Zameer Brey (SATVI Chief Operations Officer) handing over resource kit to principal of Vusi Siwe Secondary School.

                   

Vusisiwe Secondary School.        Avian Park Primary
   

 

 

The program, which was facilitated by experienced Kick TB facilitators visited Roodewal Primary, Alfred Stamper, Vusisiwe Secondary and Avian Park Primary.  Participating schools received a match quality soccer ball with a strong TB/HIV awareness message. The Schools Program reached close to 5 000 school learners, promoting an awareness of TB, the signs and symptoms of TB and preventing TB.

World TB Wellness Day Saturday 28 March 2015

Walkaround by Soccer teams playing in Under 13,15 & 17 Leagues. Kick TB Soccer Tournament; Under 13, 15 & 17.
   

Information and Health Stalls

Visitor to SATVI Stall.    Visitors to the SATVI Stall.
   

                                                

Health Screening conducted by Department of Health.

Speakers

Keynote Speaker, Emeritus Professor Marian Jacobs, the former Dean of UCT Health Sciences Faculty. Associate Professor Mark Hatherill
   

3.5 Km Fun Run

Athletes participating in 3.5 km Fun Run    Athletes participating in 3.5 km Fun Run.

                      

Indigenous Games

Participants Indigenous Games.