Sasol supports the fight against HIV/ Aids

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Sasol, HIV/Aids programme, Secunda, The Bulletin

Sasol handed over a cheque of R3 million to the Highveld East Aids Project Support (HEAPS), an NGO that is implementing the project for Sasol and partners for which government is one of them.
The money will be utilised for the screening, testing, counselling and referral for treatment as well as promoting testing and adherence to treatment, as they will be done for the benefit of the community.
Sasol pledge to collaborate with the Department of Health on HIV/AIDS initiatives to support the achievement of the UNAIDS 90/90/90 target (the United Nations UN target) which was signed between the Department of Health, South African National AIDS Council and the South African Business Coalition on Health and AIDS.
The UN target is for 90% of people to be tested for HIV, 90% of people living with HIV to receive treatment and 90% of people on treatment to have a suppressed viral load.
Sasol, in partnership with Mpumalanga Department of Health, launched the HIV/Aids pilot project last year to support government’s request to accelerate screening and testing.
During the pilot phase Sasol invested R2,5 million to implement the project in the Gert Sibande municipal area focusing on the Mkhondo and Govan Mbeki Municipality’s informal and farm settlements’ areas.
According to Sasol’s Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Maureen Mboshane, the project has been a resounding success since its inception.
“Sasol is committed to work with various partners in order to improve the quality of life for communities around our operations,” said Maureen.

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