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Tuesday 17 January 2006
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SOUTH AFRICA: Back-to-school AIDS drive launched


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JOHANNESBURG, 17 January (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa's HIV/AIDS communication campaign, Khomanani, has launched a new initiative to raise awareness about services available for assisting vulnerable children.

Thami Skenjana, a spokeswoman for Khomanani, said the timing was vital because the new school year started in January and presented new challenges to children, especially those from child-headed households.

"Khomanani's 'Caring Together for Children' drive aims to coincide with this critical period to promote social safety networks, such as welfare services provided by the government," she said in a statement.

Skenjana urged teachers and caregivers to play a role in identifying the children who were most at risk.


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· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· AEGIS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance


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