By: Samkelo Mahlalela
Last week Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 The National HIV and AIDS Information and Training Centre (Info Centre) joined other stakeholders in commemorating the World TB Day at His Majesty’s Correctional Services in Bhalekane.
World Tuberculosis Day commemoration is a worldwide event that aims to raise public awareness of TB and focuses on the efforts made to prevent and treat this disease. This event is held on March 24 each year, the day in 1882 when
Dr Robert Koch the discovered the microorganism that cause TB.
The theme for the 2014 World TB Day commemoration is "Reach the Three Million, A TB test, treatment and cure for all”. It draws attention to the estimated 3 million people with TB globally who are not treated and cured each year
HIV/TB co-infection prevalence in Swaziland is 80%, while the TB prevalence in the prison settings in Swaziland is at 1 900/100 000 population among officers and 3 570 /100 000 populations among inmates.
The Info Centre provided an information desk with the aim of distributing Information, Education, and Communication materials to both the inmates and the officers and their families,