Sunday, September 20, 2009

Call for immediate release of antenatal clinic survey results

By Khanyisa Tabata
20 September 2009

The Democratic Alliance has called on the Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motoaledi to release the results of the 2008 Antenatal Clinic Survey saying they were promised by the Deputy President that they will receive the results.

“It is part of this government’s ongoing neglect of the HIV/Aids epidemic that every year the DA has had to take action to have this report released”.

“This is the third year in a row that the DA has been forced to use the Promotion of Access to Information Act to have the report released, which has now been held back for several months,” said Mike Waters.

The survey measures HIV levels in pregnant women attending clinics and is one of the only sources of on-the-ground information there is on infection rates across South Africa.

It is conducted every year, added Waters.


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