Meeting in Giyani with Department of Health, Diocese of Tzaneen

Theresa Bossert of the SACBC AIDS Office visited the Diocese of Tzaneen, for a meeting in Giyani on 11 October with the DoH district team.  She also met with Fr Chris the parish priest at St Scholastica and he expressed his concerns and the community’s gratitude,  and wishes for after the end of the PEPFAR program.

The DoH meeting in Giyani went very well.  Information was shared  about the ending of the funding and the SACBC AIDS Office  wish to keep supporting the sites for as long as possible. Sr Anita explained the current situation and the plans for  closing the Tzaneen Holy Family site in town and the project at Senwamokgope ( Sacred Heart site). We also expressed our wish to continue services at Motupa, at which point we opened discussions around getting NHLS services and OI medication and the possibilities for staff absorption.

The meeting ended in good spirits. The DoH is happy for all the support they have received from the church project in caring for patients.