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Workers praised

Mikia Kalati

MASERU — Deputy Health Minister, Nthabiseng Makoae, on Friday praised workers at Mafeteng Hospital for setting up a Wellness Club to promote the health of the community.
“We should be really proud that these people have joined hands to make sure that everybody lives a clean and healthy life,” Makoae said.
“It’s a big challenge to the youth of this community and the country as a whole to come-up with many initiatives like this and be responsible for their own health.”
The Wellness Club manager, Joel Mohale, said the initiative “is here to stop discrimination against people living with HIV/Aids and those affected by the pandemic”.
“We are all here to help each other fight the pandemic and fight other dangerous diseases,” he said.
Lesotho has the third highest HIV prevalence rates in southern Africa.
At least 20 000 people are said to be dying of because of illness related to Aids every year, according to aid agencies.
Mohale said main aim of the club is to create a healthy working relationship among all civil servants in Mafeteng district.
“We want everybody to remain healthy and productive in their day-to- day responsibility in serving the government and the people of this country,” he said.
The day saw free testing and counselling for the HIV/Aids.
The Wellness Club is sponsored by the Elizabeth Glazer Paediatric Aids Foundation, Global Fund and ICAP Lesotho.

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