SC 2015-03 - Special Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health on Putting Tuberculosis on the Political Agenda

1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Members of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care together with the Thematic Committee on HIV I AIDS attended a two-day Workshop organized by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in conjunction with the World Health Organisation at the Kadoma Ranch Motel from 31 July to 1 August 2015 .The Workshop was held under the theme: -Putting Tuberculosis (T.B) on the Political Agenda. Members at the workshop also visited Kadoma General Hospital to appreciate the operations of the hospital.
1.2 Hon. Dr. Ruth Labode, the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, gave the opening remarks in which she thanked the Ministry of Health and Child Care for spearheading the collaborative efforts that would give the Members of Parliament an opportunity to work with their communities on an informed platform and bring to the fore issues that affect the communities they live in and work with on TB, and as well ensure that people have access to appropriate medication.
2.0 WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
2.1 The Meeting received updates on the Implementation of T.B/HIV Collaborative efforts Globally and Nationally.

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