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Coming Event: Kick TB Poster and Writing Exhibit

27 Aug 2018 - 10:30

SATVI and the Western Department of Education are pleased to announce the hosting of the Kick TB Poster Art and Writing Exhibit.  The competition which is now in its second year has attracted more than 300 entries from learners in the Cape Winelands district aligned to the them which is “A World without TB starts with me”, aims to raise awareness about TB.

Launch details:
Details:    
   Monday 3 September 2018
Time:          12h00 - 13h30
Venue:        Hugo Naude Art School, 86 Tulbagh Street, Worcester

Background


The competition was conceptualised to raise awareness amongst learners about TB, signs and symptoms, treatment and diagnosis. This year’s competition was expanded to include essays and follows on the previous competition which attracted 109 entries.

The exhibit

The exhibit, which will be hosted by the Hugo Naude Art School, will be on display from 3 to 4 September 2018, where after the winners will be announced to schools. For this year we received entries in the short story, song and poster categories from learners in Foundation, Intermediate and Secondary phases from schools in the Cape Winelands district. The prizes have been sponsored by Waltons who have donated stationery packs and the Cape Winelands District Municipality have sponsored a medal for each participant.

Tuberculosis

The launch of this exhibit takes place a few weeks ahead of the historic UN high level meeting on TB which will take place on 26 September 2018 to discuss urgent measures to bring the global epidemic to an end. According to Statistics South Africa, TB continues to be the leading cause of death in South Africa, with 29 513 people dying nationally in 2015. Yet, this global epidemic which killed 1.7 million people in 2015, is preventable and can be treated with a 6-month course of medication. To meet the UN target to achieve a 90% drop in people dying of TB by 2030, requires a mixture of biomedical, public health interventions and socioeconomic interventions.


Download invitation. Click here.