New Start to boost HIV prevention

2015-05-06 09:59
Society for Family Health has introduced a state-of-the-art mobile clinic to improve medical male circumcision services in Umgungundlovu and surrounding areas

Society for Family Health has introduced a state-of-the-art mobile clinic to improve medical male circumcision services in Umgungundlovu and surrounding areas (Supplied)

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THE Society for Family Health (SFH) has introduced a state-of-the-art mobile clinic offering free medical male circumcision in the uMgungundlovu region as part of its New Start programme.

The eye-catching modern unit is equipped with four surgical beds and will be used in the Msunduzi, iMpendle, Mpofana, uMshwati and uMngeni municipalities.

New Start intends to boost HIV prevention in the province by providing mobile male medical circumcision clinics.

Speaking at the launch, SFH official Miriam Mhazo said the organisation was proud to provide the service.

“The new mobile clinic will contribute greatly towards our goal to make quality health services easily accessible to the people in the communities that need it most. We are committed to providing health services that give men and women a new lease on life,” Mhazo said.

The KZN Department of Health has supported the initiative as it enhances the capacity of the public health sector to improve people’s health and lives.

“We have made great strides in changing the face of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, but there is still work to be done. We are looking forward to collaborating further with New Start to ensure that the new development is a success,” said the department’s deputy director-general Mfowethu Zungu. — WR

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