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2015-09-16 06:00
Ayanda Mabaso.

Ayanda Mabaso.

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THE Greytown Childrenand#039;s Home welcomed its new public relations officer, Ayanda Mabaso, who obtained a diploma in journalism at ICESA in 2012.

In an interview with the Greytown Gazette Ayanda said: “I would like to thank the staff of Greytown Child and Youth Care Centre for the warm welcome they have given me the past few weeks. The team spirit, co-operation and respect within the centre elevates the spirit of ubuntu and our common objective of fighting poverty to give a better life and hope to our children.”

Greytown Child and Youth Care Centre medical staff recently attended a tuberculosis workshop at the Red Cross offices in Pietermaritzburg and gathered important information on the prevention of TB. As a result they have taken the initiative in educating staff and children about the disease, says Ayanda.

South Africa has one of the highest reported TB infection rates in the world. Although TB can be treated, the minimum period required for successful treatment is six months, and medication must be taken exactly as prescribed. Failure to complete the treatment may result in the emergence of drug-resistant strains of TB. In some parts of the world, such as South Africa, TB is the most prevalent opportunistic infection of people with HIV

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