The City of Tshwane Health Department would like to invite all young people in our City to a Youth and Adolescent Educational Health Programme taking place at the Atteridgeville Community Hall and surrounding grounds on Friday, 30 September 2022 from 10:00 to 14:00.
The purpose of the programme is to reach out to Tshwane youth and share information on the comprehensive health services available in their communities.
Some of the services that will be offered by various service providers include health information on drug and substance abuse response, HIV/AIDS awareness, reproductive health, tuberculosis screening, breast examinations and referrals, and childhood cancer awareness.
As a multidisciplinary health programme, service providers will also avail information on various disciplines, such as occupational therapy, podiatry and oral health. Attendees will also receive assistance on how to prepare a curriculum vitae. Quizzes and games on youth-related topics will also take place. As an added bonus, youths will also be given information on pet care and where to get pets sterilised and vaccinated in Atteridgeville.
The Health Department holds the view that increasing knowledge among the youth can contribute greatly to ensuring positive health outcomes. This will also have a broader positive long-term impact on the social and economic well-being of our country, considering that of South Africa's almost 60,6 million population, 22,12 million are 19 years or younger.
I would like to encourage the youth to make use of this opportunity. This initiative forms part of the responsibilities of the Health Department, which include providing primary healthcare services, as well as municipal and environmental health services.